Footage from a surveillance camera revealed a man attempting to rob a 7-Eleven in Florida -- and it seems he used surprise as his main element. Despite his grand entry, he left the store with only his clothes a bucket full of humiliation after he ran into a clerk who was clearly schooled in the arts of weight lifting and wrestling.
The footage, which was released this Thursday by the Lee County Sheriff's Office, shows a man who is dressed in a white T-shirt, beige pants and a green bandana walking into the Lehigh Acres 7-Eleven, eagerly hopping toward the counter and then making his was toward the cash register.
The thug, who was allegedly trying to rob the store, brushed the clerk aside and ended up in front of him. This action gave the clerk leverage and, taking advantage of this position, the clerk grabbed the robber by his arms and then his torso. Once he had the robber in a choke hold, he kept on bouncing the robber around the area behind the counter.
After a nine-second long choke hold, it was clear that anything in the store had better chances of staying up than that robber. After being released, the robber flew out the door while the clerk hitched up his pants after the glorious fight that he had won.
The Lee County Sheriff’s office stated that the clerk had received some very minor injuries. Although, any injuries, whether physical or psychological, that were suffered by the 5-foot 8-inch robber are not yet known.
It has further been declared that anyone who comes up with credible information on the attempted robber who was beaten down, might be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000, and that anyone with such information should visit the Crime Stoppers Website in order to provide information.
A similar news story made headlines recently when a robber was critically wounded after a clerk at a 7-Eleven store shot him in the stomach in the western suburbs of Oak Park in December of 2017 at approximately 11:30 p.m., according to police.
The police found a male on the floor, bleeding, after they arrived at the convenience store. The victim was then identified by the police as a 17-year-old from Chicago. He was transported in critical condition to the Loyola University Medical Center which is located in Maywood. The suspects were described by witnesses as African-American males between the ages of of 17 and 19 years old.
The police went on to say that the clerk, who reportedly had a valid firearms carry license, is probably the one who pulled the trigger. The other two clerks who escaped the store were reportedly not hurt during this escapade.
The store manager stated that this was not the first time he had seen such happenings at the location, as it had been hit at least five times in the past year by robbers.
"I've been here for about 10 years and the last couple years and you can tell that there's more crime around this area," said customer Vince Wheeler of the neighborhood.