Six goons prowling for potential robbery victims in the Central West End got their asses handed to them early this morning — and not by a good guy with a gun, either. According to information released by Washington University School of Medicine Protective Services, a lone pedestrian fought off a half-dozen assailants with nothing but his umbrella.
Around 3:15 a.m., the anonymous ass-kicking Mary Poppins was walking south along Euclid Avenue near the intersection with McKinley Avenue, about a block away from the Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes Jewish Hospital.
The first would-be robber, who was armed with a revolver, got the drop on our anonymous hero just south of the intersection.
We'll let the report from Wash U Protective Services take it from here.
[T]he suspect came up behind him and produced a revolver. The victim was able to fight the suspect off with an umbrella.
Moments later five other suspects appeared and were also fought off by the victim. All suspects then got into a car that had pulled onto the Euclid Meter Parking Area. The vehicle and suspects departed eastbound on McKinley Avenue. No verbal threats were made by any of the suspects toward the victim. The victim was not hurt during the incident.
The getaway vehicle is described as a mid 2000s, purple, four-door sedan.
We can only hope there's video of this magnificent beat-down. In the meantime, though, we can imagine it went something like this:
We've reached out to the Washington University School of Medicine, and we'll update this story if hear more.