Skip to main content

90-Year-Old Ohio Store Owner Fights Off Robber With Gun (Video)

A 90-year-old store owner in Dayton, Ohio fought off a man who was demanding money from the cash register on Monday afternoon.

George Hicks went for his gun and chased the hooded man out the door and then called 911, WKRC-TV reported.

“Did he take any money?” the emergency dispatcher asked Hicks.

"No. No. When he shoved me, I jumped up and went for my gun and when I went for my gun I said I'll blow your [expletive] brains out and he was gone,” Hicks said.

Hicks said wasn’t afraid of confronting the man at the R & J Laundromat, which he’s owned for nearly 12 years.

“Why get scared? I’ve got the gun and he’s running,” he told the Dayton Daily News Tuesday. “It was just funny.”

Dayton police describes the suspect as a white male in a black hoodie.

“I want to shake the man’s hand,” Tom Mauro, owner of the nearby Third Base Drive Thru, told WGRT-TV.

A similar incident took place at Mauro’s store in September, when two masked men tried to rob him. He grabbed his gun and fired a bullet at one of the men’s chest, WGRT reported.

“I work seven days a week here and I really don’t want people coming in here taking what doesn’t belong to them. I won’t put up with it,” Mauro said.

Watch a report from WGRT-TV below, then watch surveillance footage and other clips via WHIO-TV below that:


Popular Video