CLEVELAND, OHIO — One deli owner was in for quite a surprise when two armed robbers attempted to clear him of $300 only to have a friend run in at the last minute, save him, and get both robbers to surrender. This is why you don’t knock off your neighborhood deli — people are really finicky about who makes their sandwiches and tend to get aggressive when anyone else tries to mess with the deli who gets it right.
The owner, who wished to remain anonymous, tells a harrowing story of getting robbed at gun point in his shop towards closing to a Cleveland news source. And who can blame him? Closing up his shop at around 10 pm, he was confronted by two men at gun point with absolutely no way to defend himself.
“I was so panicked and scared,” he said. “They would have killed both of us. What’s going to stop them?”
Thankfully, a passerby saw the robbers in the store and flagged down an officer. This guy wasn’t content to just sit by and watch as the deli owner got robbed, though. According to the Cleveland.com news, he ran in and grabbed a firearm from behind the counter of the shopkeep’s desk and chased the two armed robbers into the backroom.
Once there, police confirm he slammed one of the guys up against a wall and the other one hid in the bathroom.
Police quote that the armed man warned the hiding robber to surrender by saying, “my gun is bigger than yours.”
Alright folks, we’ve departed from the normal concealed carrier narrative into a whole new avenue. This guy has what some may call cajones. That’s not precisely what we’d prescribe our average audience participant. In the vast majority of cases, we’d urge to stick your distance, protect yourself, your family, and your property but do not give chase and definitely do not taunt a potentially violent armed robber while he’s holed up and has nowhere to go.
That said, this is the sort of situation we’re glad to see ended well for all parties. The police were already on scene and secured everything down. Guns were recovered, robbers were put in jail, and we’re sure the money got placed into evidence. In any case, this was definitely a good guy with a gun story — it’s just anything but the practical way we’d normally see it.
Stay safe, definitely protect yourself, your family, and your property and definitely let police know when you see someone committing a violent felony (which this most certainly was). Do not feel impressed to have to go charging in after them and try to be the hero. It’s great when it works out but it’s very easy to trip the fine line and have it end up horribly tragic.
But, in conclusion, “surrender — my gun is bigger than yours” is certainly a quote to remember someone by. Hope he gets a free sandwich out of the deal.