Drug addict 'gunman' fought off by hero mum and daughter in car park lift

The moment a brave mother and daughter battled a heroin addict who threatened to shoot them was captured on video surveillance.

Eric Pike produced what appeared to be a black pistol and demanded the women’s wallets while they were in a parking garage elevator.

But they ignored his threats and grabbed him before chasing him away. reports the echo.

Videos from the elevator of the Q Park car park in Liverpool captured the shocking scenes as they unfolded.

Pike had lurked near the elevator and entered after deciding to target the mother and daughter shortly after 1 p.m. on June 9th.

Prosecutor Chris Hopkins told Liverpool Crown Court last month: “They paid for their ticket on the screen and both went to the elevator.

“They noticed the defendant leaning against the elevator. He was bent over and looked at the floor.

“The defendant followed them into the elevator. The mother pressed the button … the elevator doors closed, the elevator started moving and shortly afterwards the defendant brought out a handgun.”

Mr Hopkins said Pike had previously told the women that “I’m sorry to do this girl”: “He held the gun and pulled the back of the gun back as if cocking it.”

The 50-year-old then demanded: “Give me your wallet, money and cell phones.”

CCTV was playing in court and has now been received by the ECHO, which happened next when the younger of the two women confronted Pike before chasing him as the elevator doors opened.

She did this even though he threatened, “I’ll shoot you in the eye.”

While Pike fled, the mother pressed the emergency button on the elevator.

The daughter later told the police, “I think instinct and adrenaline kicked in, but when I got back to the car I got tearful and upset.”

Shocking personal testimonies from the victims revealed how both women, who were between 50 and 30 years old, were terrified from the ordeal, which has led to flashbacks and anxiety.

The mother said, “I’ll never get over the fact that I thought my daughter might be shot.”

CCTV captured the moment Eric Pike was valiantly confronted after pulling a gun at a mother and daughter in an elevator in the Q Park car park on Hanover Street in Liverpool city center

Judge Garrett Byrne praised the “extraordinary” courage of the two women and had Pike imprisoned for seven and a half years, with an extended license term of two years.

This means that he must serve at least two-thirds of his sentence before he can be considered for release.

When released, he will be subject to license terms for the remainder of the seven and a half years plus another two years.

Pike of Windsor Street in Orrell Park was arrested days after the incident and, after initially denying involvement, later admitted deliberately attempted robbery and possession of a fake firearm.


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