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Cashier Who Kept Calm During Armed Robbery Speaks Out (Video)

| by Kathryn Schroeder

A Kansas City, Missouri, Jimmy John's assistant general manager who remained calm when a robber held a gun to his face says he was not afraid for his life (video below).

Tuker Murray was working at the cash register of the restaurant when a man walked in, placed an order and then pulled out a gun, WDAF reports.

"I just looked at it then looked back at him," Murray recalled to the BBC in a Skype interview, according to WDAF. "He told me to open the drawer quietly, he whispered it to me."

"I just stared at him and he said it again, 'Open the drawer quietly,'" Murray added. "I still just stared at him. Then he put it in my face, and told me to open the f***ing drawer. I didn't want to give it to him, but my manager was behind me and was like, 'We'll give it to you, we'll give it to you,'" he continued.

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The video of the incident was shared online and soon went viral. It has been viewed more than 4.5 million times on the Kansas City Police Department's YouTube channel.

Speaking with TMZ, Murray said he did not fear for his life, even though a gun was pointed in his face.

"It was funny," Murray said. "He ordered a Slim Two, which is just roast beef and bread, and then he asked what type of cheese I had."

The robber decided to get cheese, and chips too.

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"And then proceeded to try and rob me like a b***h," Murray recalled. "After he pulled [out the gun], I wasn't really that worried about it to be honest. He didn't seem that intimidating."

Murray added that he "just wasn't that scared."

When Murray learned the robbery suspect, identified as Terry K. Rayford, had committed 12 other robberies and been to jail before, he was surprised.

"It was amateur hour," he said of Rayford's alleged robbery at Jimmy John's, according to WDAF.

Rayford, who is accused of being a felon in possession of a firearm, was on parole at the time of the robbery for another armed robbery. He told officers he was committing robberies to pay back his crack cocaine supplier, according to court documents.

Murray said Rayford wanted all of the money in the register.

"I gave it all to him, and there was a dollar still sitting on there, and he said, 'Give me all of it!'" Murray recalled. "I picked up the till and tried to give it to him."

Rayford may serve up to 10 years in federal prison if found guilty and have to pay a $250,000 fine.

Sources: WDAF, TMZ / Photo credit: Mike Mozart/Flickr

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