James Kilcer, a Marine, was at a Chevron gas station in Yuma, Arizona last week when three people walked with hoods and covered faces – one pulled out a handgun. They were attempting to rob the store. When the gun was pointed at Kilcer, he didn’t flinch. Security footage shows him immediately grab for the firearm.
With Kilcer’s swift action, the suspects scampered. Two fled, but Kilcer disarmed the one holding a gun and detained him until police arrived.
James Kilcer Height & Weight
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What happened to store?
Surveillance video of his heroic actions was shared by the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office. When asked how he was able to take control of the situation, Kilcer said: “The Marine Corps taught me not to [mess] around.” The video went viral online, with thousands applauding Kilcer for stopping the armed robbery without hesitation. And this week, the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office hosted a recognition ceremony for him. Sheriff Leon Wilmot presented Kilcer with his office’s “highest award for citizens whose actions warrant recognition,” the Citizen’s Valor Award, citing his “extraordinary heroism and exceptional courage while voluntarily coming to the aid of another citizen during an incident involving criminal activity at extreme, life threatening, personal risk in an attempt to save or protect human life.”
The suspect Kilcer detained was a juvenile and was booked into the Yuma County Juvenile Justice Center for one count of armed robbery and one count of aggravated assault. Two days later, officers arrested another juvenile involved in the case. No injuries reported from any of the victims. This case remains under investigation.
James Kilcer Wiki/Biography
|Real Name||James Kilcer|
|Age||31 years old (As of 2021)|
|Birthdate||March 15, 1999|
|Height||5 feet 8 inches|
|Net Worth||$1 million, as of 2021|
Who is James Kilcer?
James Kilcer is the Marine veteran who bravely stopped the attempted armed robbery at the Arizona store.
According to CBS News, when asked how he took control, Kilcer replied: “The Marine Corps taught me not to [mess] around.”
Kilcer’s heroic act didn’t go unnoticed. Yuma County Sheriff’s Office reportedly held a recognition ceremony for the Marine vet, honouring him with his office’s “highest award for citizens whose actions warrant recognition,” the Citizen’s Valor Award. The Sherrif’s Office cited the recognition as, “extraordinary heroism and exceptional courage while voluntarily coming to the aid of another citizen during an incident involving criminal activity at extreme, life threatening, personal risk in an attempt to save or protect human life.”
The Marine vet accepted the award wearing a ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ t-shirt, referencing the misheard-chant-turned-meme of the same name.
Speaking about the incident, Kilcer shared: “I turn around to go and leave, kind of walk out and as I’m turning around I hear the door kind of open real aggressively. At that point, the ‘spidey senses’ tingled a little bit.
“I saw two other guys with no other weapons and decided that’s the guy that I’m going to hit.
“I was actually going to take control of his head and the gun at the same time, and the bag just happened to be heavy and attached to me and it smashed him right in the face.”