Jean Paul LaPierre from Boston was in Chicago to run the Chicago Marathon. He took a train to the starting line and as he got off the train mentioned to someone that people were acting strange. They responded that there was a guy with a gun who had been walking through out the cars robbing people. As marathoners rushed off the train, he headed back on and confronted the robber, taking his gun and not letting him go.
A frightened passenger on the train caught the whole thing on video. It shows 54-year-old LaPierre yelling at 30 year old Jermaine Anderson, “I’m a boxer, I’ll break your head in one punch.” Jermaine simply stood there while the much smaller and older man told others to get police. Jermaine has now been charged a suspect with attempted robbery with a firearm. He has a long history of lawlessness with charges including robbery, disorderly conduct, & public indecency.
A marathon runner who had been threatened by the robber says she’s thankful LaPierre was there to help, adding, “It was incredible to see because everyone else just sat there frozen.”
Jean Paul says most of these tough guys just talk tough, especially if they have a gun. But when confronted by a real man they just do as they're told.