VIDEO: Citizen Hero Disarms Man Robbing People On Train, Holds Him For Police

Jean-Paul LaPierre, of Boston, said he couldn't stand by while an armed robber was making his way through the train.

Chicago, IL – A good Samaritan on his way to run in the Chicago Marathon on Sunday disarmed a robber on a train and held him until police arrived (video below).

The incident began at about 5:50 a.m. on Oct. 13 when a man boarding the Blue Line train at Cumberland station noticed that most passengers appeared to be going in the wrong direction, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Chicago police said a man with a gun had boarded a train at that station and was quietly working his way through the train car robbing passengers.

“I don’t like people that strike fear in people like that,” Jean-Paul LaPierre told the Chicago Sun-Times. “I don’t like bullies.”

So LaPierre, who was in town from Boston to run in the race, jumped on the train and took matters into his own hands.

“He was very quietly robbing people,” he explained. “I went up front and said to him, give me the gun and we started fighting for the gun.”

LaPierre said he was able to pry the gun away from the robber and hold it in his right hand while he held onto the suspect with his left hand, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Another passenger on the train filmed a video of LaPierre struggling with a man later identified as 30-year-old Tremaine Anderson.

The video showed LaPierre holding the much larger man wearing a hoodie up against the train doors.

“Get down. Get down on the ground,” he yelled at the robber, but the big man would not comply with his commands.

Throughout the struggle, LaPierre maintained control of Tremaine’s weapon and eventually sought assistance to put the safety on the weapon from somebody else on the train.

“The man in front of me said he could put the safety on, so I handed him the gun and he put the safety on and walked it out of the train,” he said.

“At this point, I was alone on the train with this guy and I had no more weapon.” LaPierre told the Chicago Sun-Times. “I kept telling him if you move I’m going to knock you out. I’m going to hit you seven times in three seconds.”

“I’m a boxer, I’ll break your head with one punch,” he warned the struggling suspect and then asked someone to call the police for him.

LaPierre said that Tremaine wasn’t alone on the train and when he took the big man’s gun away, his friends began threatening him, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

“They started threatening me but I just stood in his face,” he explained. “The guy kept saying to me, ‘It’s just a gun, let me go, let me go.’ I kept telling him, 'you’re not going anywhere.’”

“It don’t matter,” the suspect said in the video.

“It matters to me,” LaPierre told Tremaine.

The good Samaritan held onto the suspect until police arrived to take him into custody at another stop, WGN reported.

At first, the big man refused to comply with police commands to flip over onto his stomach, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

So LaPierre said he jumped back into the fray and “flipped him over like a hamburger and then they cuffed him.”

And then the good Samaritan went on his way and completed his 12th Chicago Marathon.

Tremaine was arrested and charged with one felony count of robbery with a firearm, according to WGN.

He had a long history of prior arrests including attempted robbery, battery, and public indecency, so the judge ordered the suspect held without bond.

Watch video of the good Samaritan stopping the robbery in the video below:

Comments (39)
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Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Nice bravery. I hope the hero learns some trigger discipline; that was kind of scary.

JBo
JBo

A bunch of sheep, one wolf and a sheep dog with a big pair.

redpill
redpill

The good Samaritan held onto the suspect until police arrived to take him into custody at another stop, WGN reported. At the next stop, a leftist judge let him go. Yeah - I read the story, and know that's not what actually happened.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

typical black thugs... like bananas they are yellow and hang in a bunch.

DNW
DNW

Ye gods, how easy for one individual to rob a whole carload of those comatose people. Demonstrates yet again the value of being trained and ready for anything. Fortunately the perp and his companions were not looking to shed blood, apparently.

Vodkabreakfast
Vodkabreakfast

His robbery crime is stopped at in its tracks, plus he has a prior for ATTEMPTED robbery. This perp is truly, genuinely, utterly shit at his chosen vocation. Sucking at both sides of the law is a raw deal indeed.

Hi_Hi-Burgasometimes
Hi_Hi-Burgasometimes

Hear that Boogers? When the perp refused to comply with Police Officers’ command to get on his stomach, the Hero Good Samaritan flipped the perp “like a HAMBURGER”. And then they Cuffed him.

Hi_Hi-Burgasometimes
Hi_Hi-Burgasometimes

... That’s the kind of Burgers I could condone being made All Day.

LostAllSanity
LostAllSanity

The video shows a large guy just sitting and watching. What the hell is wrong with people? LaPierre stopped a robbery - and potentially prevented anyone from getting hurt - and people sat there afraid to move. I bet that if the robber had put that gun in their face, they would be begging for someone to help them. Thank you, Mr. LaPierre. We need more real men willing to stand up to these POS.

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

Great job young man!!

Sorry the other passengers didn’t help

CHICAGO deadliest city in the Country

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

This great hero steps up and does the right thing and the rest of the passengers do nothing!!!! Even the robbery victims!!

Something seriously wrong here

Cduncanf
Cduncanf

Geez, finally someone TV from Mass that I can be proud of.

bryantrent
bryantrent

Good job i saw you on tv talking about it

Anomie88
Anomie88

Excellent job. I can't believe the other passenger's just sat there watching like drowsy sheep. If that was in Philly or NY, that guy would be on the deck with five people on his back. Although those cities are led by Democrats, there are still pockets of hard-working, blue-collar men and women who fight for what is right. Boston is infected with socialism. It is the disease of passiveness and the acceptance of the status quo. The brainwashing has progressed so far that socialist cities like Boston, LA, Chicago, and Portland, have sapped individuals of their identities and forced them to think one way, and one way only: the party line. A collective conscience of apathy and servitude.

LEO0301
LEO0301

"The world is too dangerous to live in, not because of the people who do evil, but because of the people who sit and let it happen."

flybynight
flybynight

Come on trolls, step up and make a stupid comment, I know you can do it.

Blue Ocean1
Blue Ocean1

If your going to take guns away from people, please learn a little bit about them..NO finger on the trigger!!! Great job for stepping up and taking that dirtbag into control.

Terminaters168
Terminaters168

Well what do you know a black guy Robbing people with a gun I’m sure it’s legal and registered. Any comment LCD

JohDia22
JohDia22

What........he had a gun!?!?!?! Not in Chicago. He must have thought he was somewhere else because everyone knows guns are banned in the Windy City. Must have slipped his mind 🤯

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

One thing that bothers me about this story is the arrogance with which the thug went about the train robbing people. As a CCW, I don't place myself in situations like that. I don't go to Chicago ever, though I live in the suburbs. I would end up killing that thug and going to Chicago is asking for that type of trouble.

Manlius
Manlius

“The man in front of me said he could put the safety on, so I handed him the gun and he put the safety on and walked it out of the train,” he said.

Walked it out of the train to WHERE?! One of the few mistakes our Good Samaritan made. Never should have given up the weapon unless you absolutely know who you are giving it up to!