Florida Man, 71, Shoots at Alleged Robbers at Internet Cafe

Two alleged robbers were shot and injured by a 71-year-old central Florida man.

ByABC News
July 18, 2012, 7:04 AM

July 18, 2012 — -- Two teens were shot and injured by a 71-year-old central Florida man who refused to stand by while the young men allegedly tried to rob an Internet café.

Samuel Williams was sitting in the Palms Internet Cafe in Ocala, Fla., Friday night when two men, later identified as Davis G. Dawkins, 19, and Duwayne Henderson, also 19, allegedly stormed in brandishing a handgun and a baseball bat.

"Don't none of you [expletives] move," one of the teens reportedly yelled at the café patrons.

In a surveillance video released by the police department, Williams, who is seated at a computer in the corner of the café, is seen standing up and pulling out a .380-caliber handgun shortly after the two men are apparently seen storming into the café and swinging a bat at something off screen.

Williams is apparently seen firing two shots at Henderson, who quickly heads for the front door. The 71-year-old then begins to fire at both of the young men, who appear to panic and hurriedly fall over as they flee the scene.

Both Dawkins and Henderson were arrested hours later, according to Ocala.com. They have been charged with attempted armed robbery with a firearm and felony criminal mischief.

Officials said it is unlikely that Williams will be charged with a crime for attacking the teens because the shooting seemed justifiable.

"Based on what I have seen and what I know at this time, I don't anticipate filing any charges," Bill Gladson of the State Attorney's Office told Ocala.com.

Williams has a concealed weapons permit for his handgun, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Gladson, who said that he has reviewed the security footage, added that he is still awaiting a final report from the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

Dawkins was released from jail Sunday, having posted an $11,000 bond. Henderson remained in Marion County Jail, having failed to post a $31,000 bond.