Iraq vet foils bank robbery in Florida

As the robber left and walked toward his get-away car, Peoples followed, leaving his kids in the bank. Peoples’ van was closer to the entrance and he reached his vehicle first. He said he hurriedly drove at Rogers’ car and blocked its escape.

After a brief confrontation in which the bank robber trained his weapon on him, Peoples disarmed and subdued Rogers, and grabbed the bank bag. It took police a few minutes to sort out who was who before they arrested Rogers.

“All of my deployments, except for the last one, have been hairy,” Peoples said. “I honestly didn’t look at it as a big thing. I really don’t consider myself a hero.”