90 Miles From Tyranny : Hero Army vet instinctively ran right toward shooter in synagogue, made him drop gun: ‘I scared the hell out of him’

Monday, April 29, 2019

Hero Army vet instinctively ran right toward shooter in synagogue, made him drop gun: ‘I scared the hell out of him’

A good guy with a gun.

Heroes are emerging in the aftermath of the tragic shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue in San Diego last weekend. One of them is U.S. Army veteran Oscar Stewart, who served in the Navy from 1990 to 1994, then enlisted in the Army in 2001 after the September 11 terrorist attacks.

While worshipers took cover when shooter John Earnest started gunning people down inside the synagogue, Stewart leaped into action — fueled by a rage and an inner courage he didn’t know he had.

‘I Ran Toward the Gun Shots’

Oscar Stewart — now a construction worker — stood up and yelled at the shooter during his rampage, according to the Daily Caller.

“Get down!” Stewart yelled, according to several witnesses. “You motherf*cker! I’m going to kill you!” Stewart recounted:

“I knew I had to be within five feet of this guy so his rifle couldn’t get to me. So I ran immediately toward him, and I yelled as loud as I could. And he was scared. I scared the hell out of him.

Looking back, it was kind of a crazy idea to do, but I did it. I heard gunshots. And everybody got up and started trying to get out the back door, so I — for whatever reason — I didn’t do that. I ran the other way. I ran towards the gun shots.

When I came around the corner into the lobby area, I saw the individual with a gun, and he fired two rounds. And I yelled at him and I must have yelled very loud.

When I yelled at him he turned and looked at me, and he like froze. He saw me coming, and I was ready to do whatever I had to do to stop him.

He looked at me, and I must have had a really mean look on my face or something because he immediately dropped his weapon and turned and ran. And then I gave chase.”

‘It Takes a Good Guy with a Gun to Stop a Bad Guy with a Gun’

Stewart ran after the shooter into the parking lot and punched hard on his car.

That’s when a Border Patrol agent who’s a member of the synagogue ran toward the two, yelling for...

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1 comment:

capt fast said...

Well done Mr Stewart!
Training comes thru again.
At least a knife would be useful. less intimidating than a shotgun but he was in church.
I find no reason to be unarmed, ever. More so when in crowds of any kind.
those venues and offices demanding disarmed citizens do not enjoy my presence; especially the Post Office.
the expression "going Postal" does have a true meaning at least for me.
When was the last workplace shooting you heard about?
Well done, Mr. Stewart. And thank you for your service.