MOBILE, Ala (WALA) - An intended robbery victim was packing heat Saturday night and turned a gun on a criminal trying to rob him.
The Over Ferry Food Mart store clerk said the parking lot was empty Saturday, August 17 around 8 p.m. when he saw a man walking toward the store, pulling clothing over his face.
The clerk, who asked to remain anonymous, said the suspect entered the store and demanded money.
“Luckily I looked outside and saw him first and was ready for him,” the clerk said. “I saw he covered his face before he walked in the door and when he walked in, he said, 'I will rob you.'”
The clerk, who had been robbed before, said he pulled out a hand gun and pointed it toward the suspect who fled on foot.
The clerk said he ran and got into his own vehicle and chased after the suspect dressed in a gray shirt and blue ball cap.
“I saw him standing by the stop sign down in the creek hiding and he took off his clothes,” the clerk said. “I drove my car slowly past him. He didn't see me but I saw him.”
Two years ago, the clerk said his wife was robbed at gunpoint at the same store. Now he comes to work armed and ready to defend himself.
Store surveillance video captured the suspect’s image on camera. Mobile police are investigating the incident and are looking for the suspect described as a 200 pound white male in his 20s.
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