An armed thug learned a valuable lesson on Thursday after he tried to rob an M & M food market in Darbydale, Ohio.
The suspect, Emanuel Hamm, 27, burst into a convenience store with a gun in hand and tried to rob the cashier. Equally prepared, the cashier brandished his own gun and shot the suspect in the hand.
Scared, the suspect fled, where he was later picked up by police officers and treated for a non-lethal hand wound.
When the clerk was questioned about the incident, he said “he had no choice” but to shoot the man.
The clerk suggested that he knew something was fishy when Hamm entered the store.
“He looked suspicious to me,” said the clerk. “As soon as I saw the gun, I pulled mine and I shot him.”
The clerk’s employer offered him some time off, but he refused, saying he planned to return to work and didn’t want to sit at home and go crazy. He said he struggled to shoot another human, but was left no choice.
While the clerk acted heroically in the heat of the moment, the situation could have ended much differently if the robber had shot first.