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When two would-be robbers spotted their intended victims last week in Charlottsville, Va., they likely believed their caper would end with them sticking up two blindsided men and running off with their valuables.

But Gerald Allen, 18, and Johnny Calderon, 19, ending up being under attack themselves when their supposed-to-be victims turned the tables and began beating on them harder than Jamie Foxx whipped that White man in “Django.”

After the two unidentified men, both believed to be college students, finished beating Allen and Calderon, they detained them and called the cops, according to NBC affiliate W-VIR-TV 29. As you can see, Calderon suffered severe bruising, but he got off lucky. Allen’s right eye is swollen shut.

Both had to be treated at a local hospital before being transported to jail.

Calderon Jr. is facing four charges: two for attempted robbery, one for pointing a firearm and one for using a firearm in the commission of a felony. Allen is facing a pair of attempted robbery charges.

Calderon is scheduled to appear at the General District Court Friday morning for a hearing. Allen is due in court on Oct. 3.

While many may find the would-be victims’ shellacking of the two suspected robbers praiseworthy, the Charlottesville Police Department told NBC 29 that they do not encourage people to take on robbers.

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