A Chicago White Sox fan learned the hard way that convenience store robberies aren’t so easy.
Per the Brevard Times, said Sox fan attempted to pull off an armed robbery at a Florida gas station in late January, but was thwarted for one simple reason: the store clerk just happened to be a former military veteran.
Details from the report:
Around 11 p.m. on January 26, an armed robber entered the Sugar Creek Gas Station located at 4353 Highway 46 in Mims, Florida. Video surveillance inside the store shows the suspect approaching the clerk and brandishing a firearm while demanding money. The suspect handed the clerk a plastic bag to place the money in, at which time a struggle ensued for the weapon.
The clerk, a U.S. military veteran who did multiple tours in Iraq, saw a chance to disarm the suspect and grappled the robber’s hand holding the firearm. After a short struggle where the robber received several blows to the face, the suspect then fled the store.
And you can watch the beatdown in the video below:
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The robber is described as a white male in his early 20s with a medium build. Oh, and the firearm turned out to be an air-soft gun.