ROCKFORD, IL – The following video was originally released by the Rockford, Illinois Police Department regarding a man who attempted to rob a bank when a quick-acting security guard did exactly what he is employed to do; act quickly in response to any attempts against the facility, employees or customers.
In the short one-minute video (posted below) you can see a man with his face covered exit a small black Hyundai SUV, pull a hand gun out of his jacket, and enter a bank with a white bag where shooting erupts between the suspect and security, sending the robber running back out the door but not before it appears he was shot several times, falls to the floor, gets up and eventually collapses again.
The video, which was apparently censored on YouTube.com for a terms of service violation, is branded with the link RRStar.com, indicating it may have first appeared on the Rockford Register Star; for this writer personally, it was emailed, along with a long list of recipients.
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YouTube’s terms of service is lengthy and highlights various content which could be considered a violation of its policies such as those concerning violent imagery, graphic content or authorized use. It could be virtually any number of reasons the video is not permitted, however, uploaded the video file to YouTube alerts the user of a violation of the Platform’s terms of service. In most cases, videos released by law enforcement are permitted to be published by various news agencies, are considered factually accurate, and are content released into the public domain.