The fearless security guard who fought off armed robbers as the van he was driving was sprayed with bullets has spoken out...
Explaining that he just "did what was expected" of him.
The shocking footage went viral over weekend after being shared online.
The internet has been left horrified over the incident.
The family must constantly be stressed by his job, one day he just wont come back 😭😭💔💔💔— 🍹 (@moyo_wamoyo) May 1, 2021
But very impressed by how the driver handled it.
When it comes to calmness, I respect 2 professions. Pilot and CIT personnel. You would swear our brother there knew what was happening. But look at both of them. They were excellently trained for this exact moment— Plata O Plomo (@ngwazi999) April 30, 2021
I'm super proud of the driver.... They both seem to be expecting the worst but did what they could while they had the chance... Now I'm convinced that the vehicles they use play a major role in how things end... If it was a truck... Both would be dead today... This Landy helped— BonginkosiWabantu (@Leighto27279600) May 1, 2021
Both guys look relaxed to me....looks like they were well trained 🤷🏾♀️— Zou🇿🇦 (@zoe_mtati) April 30, 2021
I see two calm individuals one being in charge behind steering and the other readying himself for what he’s trained and briefed to do under such circumstances!!! Big up guys well done— Mvusowekhaya (@Mvusowekhaya2) May 1, 2021
I take make hat off to both these guys!!! Not the safest or easiest job to do! Hope it turned out well for them!— Jolandi van Zyl (@jolandivanzyl) April 30, 2021
These guys are very well trained. Just look at the passengers trigger awareness. It’s the difference between trained and amateur. Amateurs keep their fingers on the trigger and fire by accident. Very well done to these two. Keeping calm in the moment is key.— Donovan Turvey (@donovan_turvey) May 1, 2021
The guy with glasses ,is greeeeeaaat....— Sgatsotso (@Sgatsotso2) April 30, 2021
The bravery and composure of the driver is unmatched. Big ups pic.twitter.com/6UCQ8PDOih— Sipho M 🇿🇦 (@Sphulaoriginal) April 30, 2021
The shocking incident that was captured on dashcam footage occurred in South Africa.
Ex-police snipper, Leo Prinsloo, and his colleague came under attack while escorting high-value cargo.
In the footage, Prinsloo, who was driving, and his colleague can be seen traveling in an unmarked armored Toyota Land Cruiser.
The 2 cars of attempted armed-robbers first ram into the side of the truck, while Prinsloo tries to drive away.
The armed robbers then open fire at the vehicle shattering the driver's side window.
Prinsloo remains calm, while trying to drive away from the situation as his colleague prepares his gun.
Eventually, the pair get out of the dangerous situation.
With both passengers seemingly unharmed.
As per the Daily Mail, a friend of Prinsloo's said: "Leo got fed up with the one-way traffic of bullets and hit the brakes and told his colleague to hand him an automatic rifle, released his seat belt and got out."
"He had enough of being a sitting duck and decided to take the fight to the armed robbers and was not going to go down without a fight. He is an expert shot and wanted to give a little bit back."
"When they saw Leo get out with his automatic rifle in a bulletproof vest and kneeling down to take aim they decided they had had enough and gave it up and the two cars made their escape," they continued.
"You can see from the dashcam that from start to finish he hardly bats an eyelid but is constantly aware of where they are and doesn't flinch when they open fire on him and does his job perfectly"
And now, Prinsloo has spoke out.
"I cannot say much as an investigation is underway but I and my fellow guard did what was expected of us," he told the Daily Mail.
"They needed to take us out so they could take out the cargo vehicle."
Last week Thursday at Tshwane pic.twitter.com/TVEJRo1Ys8— Machuene Sarel Matsi (@SARELM2) April 30, 2021
"But there was no way I was going to let that happen and unfortunately I did not have a chance to return fire."
A police spokesman, Brigadier Vish Naidoo, also added: "The suspects in two cars fired many shots at a security vehicle in a convoy in an attempt to stop it during a high-speed chase in Pretoria."
"The driver of the vehicle managed to evade the robbers but later stopped and got out to wait for the robbers but they fled instead."
No arrest have currently been made, but the investigation is on-going.
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