'Mine's real': Viral video shows security guard shooting fake gun-wielding robbery suspects

WARNING: The video above contains graphic language and content. A video of a security guard thwarting a robbery attempt at a 7-Eleven in West Compton has gone viral over the past week. The robbery attempt occurred on December 30, but a video of the incident has surfaced online and racked up over 1 million views on YouTube this week.

In the surveillance video, two 16-year-olds in hoodies enter the store with their hands in their sweatshirt pockets. One teen hops over the counter and pulls what appears to be a gun on the cashier. The cashier immediately puts his hands over his head and walks away, while the second teen hops over the counter and opens up the cash register.

The security guard then enters the store and fires three shots at the teens. Both teens were hit but survived, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

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Image 1 of 15 Police found this fake replica handgun at the scene. Police found this fake replica handgun at the scene.

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These crime stories from 2017 in the Bay Area were some real head-scratchers, or should we say bread-scratchers? Check out the craziest crimes by clicking through. These crime stories from 2017 in the Bay Area were some real head-scratchers, or should we say bread-scratchers?

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Image 3 of 15 "Man cited for eating pizza at SF bus stop" Few stories raised public ire in 2017 as much as this one.

In March, a homeless San Francisco senior citizen was cited for eating pizza in a bus stop, a public transit rule that is almost never enforced. The man took his £250 citation to homeless outreach workers, and the citation was eventually tossed by a judge. "This is a real waste of police services," said Kelley Cutler, an organizer with the Coalition on Homelessness.

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Image 4 of 15 "Burglar steals armful of ice cream cakes at Vallejo Baskin Robbins, leaves cash untouched"

A burglar with a sweet tooth and case of the sweats stole seven ice cream cakes from a Vallejo Baskin Robbins one hot September night. The burglar apparently waited until the staff left before breaking the glass door with a rock and nabbing the cakes out of the freezer. The cold treats procured, the burglar left the money untouched.

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Image 5 of 15 Image 6 of 15 "Man driving van with 'drugs' written on the outside arrested for drug dealing"

Great marketing, poor logical thinking skills. Back in April, Santa Cruz police made the world's easiest drug bust when they pulled over a van with the word DRUGS painted on the side. Inside the van, police said, were ... drugs.

Police also found tear gas, knives and almost £1,500 in cash. Oh, and the van was unregistered with non-working brake lights.

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Image 7 of 15 "Mystery mugger with note tries to rob woman on SF BART train" It wouldn't be a weird Bay Area crime roundup without a little BART action.

And nothing stranger happened on the transit system this year than this unbelievable encounter. A 32-year-old woman was riding BART in September when a handwritten note was handed to her. It read: "There are 2 guns pointed at you now.

If you want to live hand back your wallet + phone NOW + do not turn around and be descreet."

The quick-thinking woman faked a medical emergency, drawing the attention of her fellow passengers. The note-passing woman was found on BART's surveillance cameras[7], but no announcement about her apprehension has yet been made. less[8]

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Image 8 of 15 "Rescuers discover body in Modesto creek is Dracula" A shocked employee of a winery in Modesto called police back in August, worried he'd just seen a dead body floating in Dry Creek.

Responding firefighters breathed a sigh of relief when they saw the body was, in fact, a smiling Dracula doll. No one knows how the Prince of Darkness found himself in the creek.

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Image 9 of 15 "Police: Safeway employee beaten with baguette by Fremont man" One man decided a baguette was close enough to a sword for him, hitting a Safeway employee with the loaf of bread during an episode in September.

Police said the man was causing a disturbance in the store when he was approached by an employee. The man responded by grabbing a baguette and smacking the employee with it. Although the employee thankfully didn't suffer major injuries, he still wanted to press charges, police said.

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Image 11 of 15 "Ventriloquist doll stolen in SF street mugging" The oddest item stolen in San Francisco this year, by far, was a ventriloquist dummy, taken off a man in Polk Gulch.

The 20-year-old victim was assaulted by two men, who fled the scene with the doll. We don't know why those assailants wanted a dummy so badly -- and perhaps it's not something we want to dwell on.

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Image 12 of 15 "Man loses his pants as SF online transaction goes awry" A poor gentleman hoping to sell a pair of shoes lost his pants in the process when he was robbed near the San Francisco Zoo in July.

Police said the man arranged online to sell the shoes to two men but, once he met up with them, they demanded he take off his pants and shoes, and hand over his wallet and phone. "Everyone should be wary of transactions originating from these platforms," a police spokesman said at the time. Words to live by.

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Image 13 of 15 "Daredevils to take plea deal in hair-raising Golden Gate Bridge stunt" Doing any stunt for attention on YouTube is a bad idea, but it's a particularly awful one when your stunt involves climbing the Golden Gate Bridge.

Two YouTubers, Peter Kurer, 18, and Thomas Rector, 21, of Wisconsin posted video of themselves illegally scaling a tower back in April. The video, which quickly racked up nearly 200,000 views, outed the pair to law enforcement, who saw the video and charged them with trespassing and climbing on a toll bridge. They took a plea deal, but they're still facing a civil suit by the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District alleging trespassing and "self-enrichment by filming their antics and sharing it online."

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Image 14 of 15 "Fremont man's car got towed, so he stole a FedEx truck, police say" The disproportionate reaction of the year goes to 29-year-old Victor Flores, who Fremont police said stole a FedEx truck in a fit of anger.

Flores' day started early one November morning, when police arrived at the scene of a car accident. Police discovered Flores was driving on a suspended license and had his vehicle towed. Police say Flores, with a head full of steam, walked three miles to a shopping center where he found an idling FedEx truck, hopped in and took off.

Police found it a rather conspicuous getaway car and tracked him down in short order, ending Flores' brief stint as the world's least effective delivery driver.

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Image 15 of 15 'Mine's real': Viral video shows security guard shooting fake gun-wielding robbery suspects

Back to Gallery "It's fake!" one of the teens can be heard yelling, apparently referring to his weapon. "Oh well," the guard replies. "Mine is real."

According to an advisory[22] from the LA Sheriff's Department, the 7-Eleven hired an armed security guard for the location. The guard was stationed outside when he saw the two teenagers enter the store. Fearing for the cashier's life, the guard decided to shoot both of the suspects.

He detained both of the teenagers until police arrived, who transported them to a nearby hospital to be treated for their non-life threatening injuries.

Deputies stated that a replica semi-automatic handgun was recovered at the scene, most likely the "gun" the teens used to threaten the cashier.

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