Dramatic video from the UK captured the moment a fake Amazon worker armed with a shotgun received a delivery of heavy blows from his intended victim, who managed to disarm him and wait for cops to arrive.
Vicente Forde, 32, walked up to the front door on Crystal Palace Road in the affluent London neighborhood of Dulwich on July 13, 2020, holding an empty box and concealing the gun in his yellow jacket, My London reported.
When the homeowner — whose young daughter was on the phone with a friend — opened the door, Forde pulled out the firearm and pointed it at the victim, according to the news outlet.
The quick-thinking resident grabbed the weapon and fought with the faux deliveryman, who shouted at him to let go of the gun or he would stab him.
As he screamed out for help, the victim managed to wrestle the weapon from the goon and throw it under a car.
Several people, include nearby workers, rushed to his aid and restrained the assailant until cops arrived.
Vicente Forde walked up to the front door holding an empty box and concealing a gun in his jacket.Metropolitan Police
The homeowner lunged at Vicente Forde and wrestled the gun from his hands.Metropolitan Police
The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated for a broken nose and bruises.
Forde, whose shotgun was loaded with two live cartridges, pleaded guilty Monday at Croydon Crown Court to possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.
He pleaded guilty earlier to possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of a firearm by a person prohibited.
Vicente Forde was carrying a shotgun loaded with two live cartridges .Metropolitan Police
“The victim had no idea what was about to unfold when he saw what he thought was a deliveryman bringing a parcel to his address,” Detective Constable Imran Hansraj said.
“He had been home with his young daughter and was going about his business as usual when he was thrust into an incredibly frightening ordeal in which he fought for his life,” Hansraj said.
Vicente Forde, seen after the altercation with the homeowner.Metropolitan Police
“His life was turned upside down in a split second by Forde’s actions, which were wicked and cowardly in the extreme. He was disguised and armed with a lethal weapon but the victim displayed incredibly bravery to disarm him,” he continued.
“He was lucky that a number of members of the public took heed of his cries for help and came to his aid. They too deserve enormous recognition,” Hansraj added.
“I hope Forde will now spend a substantial amount of prison — and I am sure that London will be all the safer for it.”
Forde is due to be sentenced on July 29.