Three U.S. Marines saved the day last week when they heard a woman’s cries for help outside their Washington office.
Sgt. Ricardo Schebesta, Staff Sgt. Ben Shoemaker and Staff Sgt. Bryson Twigg rushed outside and thwarted an attempted robbery, even catching one of the suspects.
Shoemaker said that they went outside to see a woman erratically driving over curbs in the parking lot.
He approached her and she said she was being robbed by two men who claimed they had a gun, and she asked the Marines for help.
Twigg said they then ran after the two fleeing suspects, not hesitating even though one had said he had a gun.
“I’ve been shot at before. It’s not as bad as everyone thinks,” Shoemaker said in an earlier interview. “Most people miss.”
Shoemaker said that the Marines gave chase across the street and caught up with one of the suspects.
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