Hank Sims / Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 @ 11:32 a.m. / Crime
Badass Dad Tackles, Disarms Punk Thug Who Was Dating His Daughter
Do not try this at home. From the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:
On 09-11-2012, approximately 2:00 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriffs Office was notified of an assault with a firearm that just occurred and the victim had disarmed the suspect. While responding to the residence where the crime occurred in the 5200 block of Myers Avenue, Eureka, deputies were advised the two male suspects had fled on foot towards US 101 on Herrick Avenue.
A responding deputy saw the two suspects and detained them at the corner of Herrick and Vance Avenue, Eureka. Another deputy responded to the Myers Avenue residence and spoke with the victim and witness. They told the deputies they saw the two suspects outside their residence as they drove up.
They recognized one of the suspects as Casey Campbell, 20 years old, from Eureka. Campbell had a dating relationship with their daughter. The 46 year old male victim saw that Campbell was holding a revolver in his hand. Campbell demanded property from the victim and his wife. The victim told deputies that Campbell had threatened to kill him a few days earlier in Fortuna.
The victim believed Campbell would shoot him with the handgun so he tackled Campbell knocking him to the ground. When he did so, the handgun was knocked out of Campbell’s hand. The victim recovered the handgun, pointed it at Campbell and told him to leave. Campbell and the other subject left. The victim then unloaded the handgun and waited for deputies to arrive. The victim turned the handgun and ammo over to the deputies. Deputies arrested Campbell for brandishing a firearm and possessing a loaded firearm in a public place. He was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked on the charges. His bail was set at $25,000.00.
Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.