Customer jumps into action to stop robbery

A customer helped stop a robbery.

HOUSTON- A good Samaritan with a gun stopped three suspects whom held Auto Zone employees at gunpoint during an attempted robbery on Friday night. 

According to authorities, three males entered the Auto Zone on Jones Road around 9:00 p.m. demanding cash from the register. A customer who happened to be pulling up saw the men holding the employees at gunpoint.

The customer, a "LTC" permit carrier, pulled his gun and went inside the store. He made the suspects get down on the ground and drop their weapons. 

Deputies said he held the suspects until they arrived. All three suspects were arrested.

Although deputies commended the customer for his actions, they don't recommend this because they say it could have ended in a shootout and someone getting hurt. 



(© 2016 KHOU)


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