A former Marine Corps member stepped into action to halt an armed robbery at an Arizona service station.
The event occurred at 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 20, inside a Chevron petrol station convenience shop.
The veteran was able to restrain the guy until the police came.
Surveillance video showed the veteran standing at a Chevron petrol station in Yuma on Wednesday when two masked suspects, one of whom was brandishing a pistol, entered through the entrance.
According to authorities, the armed man aimed a pistol at a worker who was not captured on camera. Within seconds, the Marine Corps veteran snatched the suspect’s pistol from his grasp, threw him to the ground, and held him there until cops arrived.
“The Marine Corps taught me not to (mess) around,” the unidentified veteran told Yuma County sheriff’s deputies.
Two other suspects were able to get away. They ran off from the store after their friend was disarmed and haven’t been found.
The armed suspect is under 18 and was booked into the Yuma County Juvenile Justice Center for one count of armed robbery and one count of aggravated assault. No one was hurt. An investigation is underway.
Watch a video from the scene below.