I’ve never really been in a life or death situation. That being said, I’m pretty sure I’d freeze in one of those situations. You put a gun in my face and I’d immediately do whatever it took to come out of that situation alive, including handing over my valuables and curling up in a ball on the ground. So I have a lot of respect for this man who literally took the gun out of the hand of a potential shoplifter.
Via Fox News:
“A Maryland convenience store clerk is being hailed a hero after he was caught on camera disarming a would-be robber who pointed a shotgun at his face. In the footage, the clerk at a 7-Eleven in Frederick never flinches as he grabs the barrel of the gun and wrestles it out of the suspect’s hand.
Police obtained information the next day that led them to arrest 18-year-old Ryan Wages and charge him with the robbery attempt, Fox 5 DC reported Saturday. The video was posted on YouTube by the Frederick News Post, which reported that it was recorded at 4 a.m. July 12.
“[The man] pointed it at my employee and started screaming at my employee, screaming in his face, and [my employee] grabbed [the gun] and took it out of the guy’s hands,” store owner Abdul Ayub told the paper. “And the guy ran out of the store, so now the police have the gun and he didn’t get anything.”
Check out the video below, and remember, please do NOT try this. It worked this time, but under different circumstance he may not have been so lucky.
This article originally appeared on BroBible.