A would-be robber in the US has been shamed online after police released video of a victim taking his shotgun off him.
The surveillance footage, which New Orleans police posted online yesterday, shows the unknown thief pointing a shotgun at a man's face in an attempted robbery on Saturday morning local time, Fox8Live reported.
The two men appear to talk before the victim swats the gun away from his face, takes it off the attacker and chases him.
The robber then jumped in a car with another man and circled the block several times.
Police said at one point the suspects stopped the car near the victim and offered to swap the shotgun he had taken from them for his stolen phone.
But he declined and smashed their rear windshield with the gun instead.
They then drove away.
Author: Alexandra Pleffer, Approving editor: Fiona Willan