by Samantha Foster | 24News
This thief sure picked the wrong shop to rob.
Nevada – A Las Vegas smoke shop owner repeatedly stabbed a masked robber dressed in black bloc on Wednesday.
The store’s surveillance video shows two masked men entering Smokestrom Smoke Shop on Sahara Avenue looking for trouble.
The shop’s owner, Johnny Nguyen, quickly jumped into action and fought back against the robber.
Nguyen grabbed a knife and repeatedly stabbed the robber in a violent struggle.
The robber shouted, “He’s stabbing me! I’m dead!” as his accomplice ran out the door.
According to Fox 5, both robbers were arrested.
The injured robber was taken to a hospital and his condition is unknown.
Nguyen told Fox 5 he will be purchasing a firearm just in case he gets robbed again.
Fox 5 reported:
As his store was being robbed, a Vegas smoke shop owner grabbed a knife and stabbed one of two masked criminals. FOX5 spoke with that shop owner Friday.
Smokestrom Smoke Shop is on Sahara near Arville. On Wednesday, during the middle of the day, the store owner found himself in a violent struggle when trouble walked into his store.
“The whole time I was a little bit nervous because obviously I was getting robbed,” said Johnny Nguyen.
“I was really scared for my life because they were wearing baggy clothes… one of them came in with a bag as if he had a firearm,” Nguyen explained.
In surveillance video of the incident, one masked robber steals the tip jar. Another jumps over the counter and that is when Nguyen fought back stabbing him several times.
“I was in a fight or flight mode… a lot of adrenaline going through my body,” Nguyen shared. Nguyen called the police immediately after stabbing the would-be robber.
Nguyen now plans to get a gun for the store in case someone tries to rob his store again.
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