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Incredible surveillance video released yesterday of an attempted armed robbery from last month was highlighted at a local Seattle news outlet, King5. The video shows a man attempting to rob a fellow passenger riding a Metro Rapid Ride bus by pointing a gun at his face.

But the criminal's efforts were thwarted.

The video shows the would-be robber, later identified as Trevonnte Brown, 19, walking down the aisle and openly putting a gun in an unsuspecting passenger's face. The man pushed the weapon out of his way and tackled Brown, with other passengers stepping in to help keep the criminal detained until police arrived.

Brown had already robbed two other passengers of their mobile phones, as reported at Komo News.

One of the men who tackled the armed robber, identified as Chris Briggs, was one of Brown's victims. After he was captured by police, Komo News reported that a witness saw him kick out the window of the police car where he was being held.

Brown's devastated mother, Trina Clay, said,

"He's never done anything like this. This is not within his character. He wasn't raised like this."

Trevonnte Brown, a recent high school graduate without a criminal history, is being held on $350,000 bail and faces a possible fifteen years in prison.

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Check out her news and political commentary on Liberty Unyielding, Gather and TavernKeepers.com for news you won't find in the mainstream media. Renee is also a guest blogger for the Shire Blog.

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