What started as a South Beach birthday celebration for some guys from Indiana turned into an attempted robbery at gunpoint in Oakland Park on Sunday.

At 3:45 a.m., Alex Wisbey and his three passengers pulled into a Mobil gas station on Oakland Park Blvd. near Powerline Road. As the guys were filling up, a black car pulled in and stopped, letting a masked man out. Gun in hand, the man approached the guys who were talking as they pumped the gas. He was demanding money, WPLG reported.

It was three against one, at this point, soon to be four. And for Aric Wisbey, one of the passengers, instinct kicked in.

The station’s surveillance footage shows the gunman tried to hold the three Indiana men between the gas pump and their car. It didn’t work. The men overpowered the gunman and a fight ensued.

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As the gunman is grabbed and restrained, a shirtless man jumps out of the black car to join, but it’s too late. Aric had wrestled the gun away from the would-be robber, causing the two men to retreat to their car and drive away.

The Wisbeys and their friends were lucky, they were told later by deputies, because the gun was loaded.

"It turned out the best way possible for us," Aric Wisbey told WPLG.

The masked man is still at large while his accomplice, Kevin Campbell, 33, was arrested shortly after the failed robbery, WPLG reported.

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