It Happened To Me: Checks & Balances

Quick thinking saves employee from an armed attacker!

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A robber got the surprise of his life when he tried to rob a check-cashing business.|Photo by Big Stock

A gunman shattered the routine of an employee last April at a Houston, Texas, check-cashing business. At about 8:20 a.m., the store’s 59-year-old employee was about to open the business for the day, according to a statement from police. “As he walked from his vehicle to the front door, he was approached by a male suspect armed with a gun,” police said. “The suspect then placed the gun to the employee’s head and grabbed a small nylon bag the employee was carrying.

“Fearing for his life, the employee drew his gun, turned and fired several times, striking the suspect.”

The 23-year-old suspect was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital, but he could not be saved. The small nylon bag that the suspect grabbed did not contain money, however, as police said the employee used it to carry medication. Police also noted that the employee was not hurt in the situation.

 

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