Co-workers set-up gunman after stealing from lunch truck
NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- A group of co-workers turned the tables on a suspected crook after he robbed a lunch truck. The alleged robber thought he was getting help from a stranger, but it was all a set-up.
"Basically, we took care of the robber. We made it easy-peasy for the police," said Daniel Quintero who chased down the suspected gunman.
Employees from Auto World, located on Northwest 27th Avenue and 101st Street, were getting lunch from a food truck on Friday afternoon. Quintero said he confronted a man who was trying to steal the driver's unattended wallet. "And then when he pulled out the wallet, all his money from the lunch truck came out," Quintero said. "So Jose and I went to pick up the money from the floor and he pulled out a gun and put it to our face."
Quintero said he was not afraid of chasing down the gunmen. "I didn't care of my life any longer cause we got to take care of people like this," he said.
Quintero chased the suspect down 27th Avenue. His coworkers witnessed the entire scene and wanted to jump in and help. William Rodriguez got into his car and acted as a fake getaway driver. "Yes, sir, and I pulled around and told him I was gonna help him out. He got inside the car, and he was telling me that he wanted to run away from the police," said Rodriguez.
Rodriguez stopped his Honda Civic and immediately locked the doors. Ivan George then blocked the vehicle. "And when he jumps in to trick him in, I come in and block him in," said George.
Police arrived on the scene and arrested the crook. He was charged with armed robbery with a firearm.
Quintero said, "I would do it all over again. I would do it all over again."
No one was injured.
(Copyright 2013 by Sunbeam Television Corp. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)