If you plan to rob a convenience store, you should also plan what you will do in case one of the shoppers present decides to fight back.
One young would-be robber in Monterrey, Mexico severely underestimated his potential victims. He walked into the shop with a gun, expecting to scare everyone into submission. Security camera footage shows that his robbery did not go in his favor at all.
The footage shows all hell breaking loose when a good Samaritan steps up to stop a crime. Luckily the man in the cowboy hat is able to quickly disarm the thief before wrestling him off to the back of the store.
The armed robber walked right up to the cashier and demanded money while pointing the gun at her. Then, he turned to the customer at the counter and raised the gun to him.
We can’t hear what he said, but it definitely looks like the robber was shouting a warning. But then the gunman did something he never should’ve.
He turned his back on the man with the cowboy hat and in that split second, everything changed. The brave customer seized the opportunity to wrestle the gun away from the robber.
They continued to struggle with each other when an employee from the back ran and grabbed the gun. The robber tries to make a run for it, but 2 employees and the brave cowboy tackle him to the ground. You can see the cashier reaching for the phone to call for help.
This entire nerve-wracking moment is captured on security cameras. I was truly on the edge of my seat waiting to see what was going to happen next.
If it wasn’t for this cowboy and his heroic efforts, this scene could’ve had a very different ending. God definitely put this man in the right place at the exact right time. His bravery not only helped catch a dangerous robber, but he may have saved the lives of countless others too.
The “cowboy” has been hailed as a hero.
Watch the intense video below: