Shane Spicer, an army veteran, heroically intervened in an attempted carjacking at a Starbucks drive-thru in Ocala, Florida. While waiting for his coffee order, Mr. Spicer quickly reacted to the situation and saved a pregnant woman from being robbed.
“I feel like if you’ve got the ability to watch out for someone, that you should,” Spicer said. “I would just hope that someone would do the same for my family.”
Police were actively pursuing suspect Michael Prouty, who has had a criminal record dated back to the early 2000s. Prouty is accused of committing burglary, theft of a vehicle, and resulting in a crash.
Army veteran Shane Spicer had just started his day and was waiting for coffee at a Florida Starbucks while police were after a convicted career criminal who attempted to carjack a pregnant woman.
The suspect, identified by police as Michael Prouty, was wanted for allegedly breaking into someone’s home and stealing their car before crashing in a busy intersection.
Police dashcam footage shows Spicer jumping out of the passenger seat of the car behind the woman’s vehicle and hopping into her passenger seat, trying to stop Prouty.
This news video displays the police dashcam footage of Officer Spicer’s brave actions in apprehending the suspect, allowing police to take further action.