- A brave CIT driver, Leo Prinsloo, became famous after a clip of himself acting calmly in the midst of danger was shared online
- In a now-viral clip, Prinsloo can be seen navigating himself and another guy to safety while being shot at by brazen thugs
- In an interview with a local publication, Prinsloo can be heard saying that he kept thinking ahead about his next move
Leo Prinsloo is made of all the right stuff for the job as a CIT (cash-in-transit) driver. The brave man recently proved this to be just the case after he successfully escaped a life-threatening situation that was caught on camera.
A dashcam inside the vehicle Prinsloo was driving captured Prinsloo and his partner, Lloyd Mtombeni, another security guard, as they face a hail of bullets from thugs looking to rob the vehicle.
Speaking in an exclusive interview, Prinsloo was heard saying that he got himself out of the sticky situation by thinking ahead every second. According to him, he "pre-visualised" everything he was going to do before he did it.
Prinsloo also said that nothing could prepare anyone for a situation like that one but lucky for him, his instincts kicked in and it all worked out for himself and Mtombeni in the end, a News24 article reports.
Meanwhile, in an eNCA interview, Mtombeni says that it was his first time being shot at at while in a vehicle. He also said that he was comforted by the fact that someone as experienced as Prinsloo was with him.
Briefly News earlier reported the brave CIT driver, now identified as Leo Prinsloo, was calm and extremely courageous as he outwitted would-be robbers during a highly-charged cash-in-transit heist attempt on Thursday, 22 April.
Prinsloo and his partner were set upon by an unknown number of people and fired at. The bullet impact marks were visible on the bulletproof glass of the armoured vehicle. According to The Citizen, the veteran security officer is a former member of the SAPS Special Task Force and head instructor for Fortis Pro Active Defence’s Lone Operator courses.
It is reported that Prinsloo is the founder and owner of The Edge Shooting Academy in Centurion, next to Tshwane.
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