La Quinta security officer jumps on armed robber’s moving car in Oklahoma

Justus Murphy, 21, charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, pointing a deadly weapon, possession of marijuana and petty larceny.

This account reads like it is right out of a movie script -- as they say, truth is stranger than fiction. Thanks to the daring, action-hero efforts of the security officer, a robbery was thwarted, but it could have very easily ended with someone getting seriously injured or killed. As we've said many times, security officers are being asked to do more in terms of law enforcement duties, but nowhere in the officer's job description does it say "Be ready, willing and able to jump on the hood of a moving vehicle while the driver points a gun at your face." Also, it's probably not a good idea to name your son (or daughter) Justice, or in this case, Justus, just in case they ever get arrested.  -- IFPO.

By Kelsy Schlotthauer Tulsa World

A hotel security officer shot at a burglary suspect from the hood of a car and captured him after a short chase Wednesday, Tulsa police reported.

The guard was patrolling the parking lot of the La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham, 23 N. 67th East Ave., about 9:30 a.m. when he noticed a car backed into a spot by the property’s southern fence, a news release from the Tulsa Police Department states.

Thinking the car was suspicious, the guard attempted to block it in with his car. A short time later, Justus Murphy came running from around the fence with loot from the neighboring O’Reilly Auto Parts and employees chasing him, according to the release.

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The guard attempted to stop Murphy, but he jumped in the car, drove around the guard’s car and toward the guard, the release states.

The guard jumped on the car’s hood and pointed his pistol at Murphy while ordering him to stop, according to the release. Instead, Murphy accelerated through the parking lot and reportedly pulled a gun on the guard.

The guard fired at least two rounds through the windshield, striking the center console, the release states.

Murphy stopped the car, threw down his gun and fled on foot, only to be chased and caught by the guard about a block away.

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