This is why you should never pull a gun on a war veteran.
Thieves, robbers and anyone else who's up to no good: don't try to pull anything on someone who's prepared.
There are certain people you just don't mess with, and a war veteran is certainly one of them.
Watch what happens when a burglar attempts to rob this store clerk with an extensive set of skills for handling intense situations.
In the video, the robber walks straight up to the counter, takes a drag from his cigarette, and immediately pulls his gun out and says, "You need to give me all your money."
That was a mistake.
"I pulled my weapon up and put it against his mouth and told him 'You need to get out of here before I blow your head off,' and he backed right on out the door," former military police officer Jon Lewis Alexander explains in the video.
Attempted robbery in general is a bad idea, I think we can all agree on that. But attempted robbery plus a store clerk who happens to be a veteran with a pistol on his hip is a terrible one.