WATCH: Fla. man grabs machete, fights off robber with shotgun

A Sarasota homeowner fights of armed robbers using a board and a machete, according to the Sarasota sheriff.

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Just before 5 a.m. last Thursday, dispatchers in Sarasota County, Fla., received a report of a suspicious person armed with a rifle in a home.

As deputies were responding, they learned that the homeowner had disarmed the suspect and was holding him until police arrived. Several other suspects had already fled the scene.

Watch the amazing surveillance video

Surveillance video shows the suspects coming on to a back porch. The victim first throws a chair at them, then starts swinging a board. He runs into his home, a suspect with a shotgun in pursuit.

The suspect then reappears. So does the victim holding a huge machete. Accomplices flee the scene and the suspect with the shotgun is overcome by the victim, who tosses the shotgun away like a stick.

Deputies took five suspects into custody.


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