Lancome Worker Rescues Shoppers From Gunman In Oregon Mall

An employee at a Macy’s in Portland risked his life to usher customers to safety during a tragic shooting spree on Tuesday.

When Allan Fonseca, who works at the Lancome counter in Clackamas Town Center, first heard shots fired, he grabbed customer Jocelyn Lay and brought her behind the counter to hide. “He said that we needed to evacuate,” recall Lay, “and he took me by the hand and took me down the escalator and out to safety.”

But Fonseca didn’t stop there—he went back into the store and helped guide other customers away from the shooter, who has been identified as 22-year-old Jacob Tyler Roberts. Armed with a stolen semi-automatic weapon, Roberts killed three unsuspecting victims.

“I felt that if I knew how to get out of the mall and out to safety then I should share that knowledge with everyone else,” says Fonseca. “So I decided to go back up because I wanted to see if there was anybody in panic or didn’t know where to do.”

We’re as jaded as they come, but every now and again we’re stunned by the bravery of everyday people like Allan Fonseca and Daniel Hernandez.

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  • GayBacon

    His DC Comic Super Hero name is: Pompadour
    and his catch phrase is: I’m back bitches!
    jk jk, good job man :p

  • boring

    The owners of The Lloyd Center are rubbing their hands in sadistic glee.

  • longpastdue

    So she prayed for help and God sends a gay man… generally speaking isn’t that just God’s modus operandi.

  • Billysees

    @longpastdue: 3
    Interestingly true.

  • Andrew

    @longpastdue: I think this is the best line I’ve heard all month! Brilliant (and true).

  • D P

    @longpastdue: – count me in with those agreeing with you.

  • Aidan8

    When in a bind, you can always count on a counter-queen (said with love) to come through… Kudos to Allan. Not only is he brave and smart… he’s a hottie to boot! In fact, had he pulled me behind a counter, I’d be hoping for ejaculation instead of evacuation… :o

  • D P

    Check it out! This guy Fonseca is also a several-time scholarship award recipient from the Greater Seattle Business Association, an LGBT Chamber association, most recently for 2012. Seems this guy may be an all-around shining example, eh?

    Here’s the page I found it:

    @Aidan8: – I found this tidbit due to your post. I came back to see what you meant about Fonseca being a hottie, because I didn’t get through the video the first time, and this second time I turned away in distaste because the video is sourced from ABCNews.

  • Dionte

    Angels always looked gay to me, in a good way.

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