First, let's read the Florida statute:
776.012 Use or threatened use of force in defense of person.—
(1) A person is justified in using or threatening to use force, except deadly force, against another when and to the extent that the person reasonably believes that such conduct is necessary to defend himself or herself or another against the other’s imminent use of unlawful force. A person who uses or threatens to use force in accordance with this subsection does not have a duty to retreat before using or threatening to use such force.
(2) A person is justified in using or threatening to use deadly force if he or she reasonably believes that using or threatening to use such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to prevent the imminent commission of a forcible felony. A person who uses or threatens to use deadly force in accordance with this subsection does not have a duty to retreat and has the right to stand his or her ground if the person using or threatening to use the deadly force is not engaged in a criminal activity and is in a place where he or she has a right to be.
He says "It's natural for me". Uh, not exactly. He better review the actual law.
Where there is a stand your ground law, it doesn't ignore that deadly force by the person you draw on must be imminent. I didn't see that in the perps actions.
I guess what I'm noticing is how he was advancing rapidly, then does a stutterfuck step when he realizes he's closing too quickly. It makes him appear tentative. And what was he going to do if the guy simply ran after his cohorts? Shoot him? Run after him with gun drawn with police all over the place? He got lucky the guy complied.
What if the guy advanced on him? Would he have fired on the guy? There was no imminent deadly threat evidenced. At that range, he had committed to one action/response. Posturing with a firearm - or shooting. Shooting would have put him in a world of hurt. Posturing could have, too.
Remember handicapped parking space defender? Stand your ground was invoked, but was not applicable. There was no immediate deadly threat. Even after he'd been knocked on his ass. He was found guilty and was facing 30 years.
He got 20 years.
Had the bad guy been armed and had no hesitance to escape at all costs, Mr. Natural would have likely been riddled with lead.
I think his tactics sucked, he was not thinking, certainly not on a legal basis - and he was lucky the bad guy submitted. But it worked.