South African heist hero Leo Prinsloo releases book – Leo’s Guide to Not Becoming a Statistic
‘Because we don’t have a Robbie or Josh on speed dial …’
Leo Prinsloo, the man who became an international internet sensation after leaked footage went viral of his reaction to an attempted high-value goods-in-transit heist, has released a book.
‘To all the scumbag criminals who make the life of every citizen in this country hell – one day is one day …’ – Leo Prinsloo
Leo’s Guide to Not Becoming a Statistic is ‘a guide to living your safest life in South Africa – something which has become increasingly important as our crime statistics continue to rise’.
The book is published by Tracey McDonald publishers.
‘Straight-talking and honest – much like Leo himself – this book is an easy to use manual that makes keeping safe accessible, with relatable information and easy to implement tips,’ the publisher says.
If this book saves just one person’s life, Leo Prinsloo will be happy.
Prinsloo became a worldwide internet sensation after footage of his reaction to an attempted high-value goods-in-transit heist went viral. Stunned by his cool attitude and focused action in a crisis situation, South Africans had an example of what can happen when good people take a stand.
With decades of experience in security – first as a policeman, then in the South African Police Service’s Special Task Force, and now providing arms handling and security training in the private sector – Prinsloo has a wealth of knowledge on how to manage life-threatening incidents.
Driven by a desire to empower South Africans and help them claim back their sense of safety, he offers advice for dealing with every risky situation, from how to handle hijackings and road rage, to how to keep your children safe, to the best way to secure your home and business. He also provides comprehensive information about handling firearms and basic first aid.
Leo’s Guide to Not Becoming a Statistic is a guide to living your safest life in South Africa – something which has become increasingly important as our crime statistics continue to rise. Straight-talking and honest – much like Leo himself – it is an easy to use manual that makes keeping safe accessible, with relatable information and easy to implement tips.
Leo says that taking the first step towards securing your safety is the most important, and his book will help you take that step.
About the author
Leo Prinsloo was in the police force for 17 years (he joined straight after school). He served as a station policeman for five years and in 1992 he applied for Special Task Force training. Back then, the Special Force of the South African Police Service was the country’s equivalent of the United States’ SEALs or British Special Air Services (SAS). You needed to complete nine months of basic training just to get onto the unit.
Prinsloo felt like this was something he had been preparing for his whole life. He worked through the ranks to become head of the snipers, and spent his last four years in the unit focusing on training and deployment. In 2004 he left to start his own training company, The Edge Shooter Training Academy – and they cover the entire spectrum of security requirements, depending on what their clients need, from beginner firearm training to advanced, as well as advanced driver training for security guards, close protection training and medical training.