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Armed Robber Makes Huge Mistake When He Tries To Rob Marine Combat Instructor

An armed robber walked into a convenience store with a knife and attempted to rob the clerk. It was an unfortunate situation-- for the thief. He should have chosen his victim a little more carefully. If he did, he might have actually gotten away with it. As it turned out, he was the one lucky to get away.

Aaron Jacobs, a BP franchise owner, was busy working behind the counter at the convenience store and gas station. It seemed like a perfectly ordinary day until one punk walked up to the register and pulled out a knife.

The thief, who walked into the store in broad daylight to commit the robbery, probably thought that a gas station clerk would be an easy mark, especially when he had such a large knife in hand. He probably thought that any mere gas station employee would crumble and hand over the cash, no questions asked, in the face of that kind of threat.

He would have been wrong, however.

The unidentified young man, wearing a baseball cap and t-shirt, can be seen on the store security camera walking up to the counter with his purchase. He had come in with an accomplice, but acted alone at the register. As Jacobs begins ringing it up, the young man whips out his knife and lunges towards the clerk and owner. Little did he know, though, he was messing with the wrong man.

Before Jacobs began running his convenience store, he was a Marine. He wasn't just any Marine, though-- he was a combat instructor. Needless to say, the young punk with the knife didn't pose a huge threat to the experienced combat veteran.

"He was right behind me and he pulls out a 12-inch knife. It looks like he is trying to stick it in my neck," Jacobs explained.

Jacobs, with cat-like reflexes, grabbed the attacker and disarmed him. He then ran the suspect face-first into his cigar rack, and threw the culprit on the floor to subdue him, then pushed him out the door. The two culprits fled the scene, empty-handed, and probably in shock at how quickly the tables were turned against them.

"When you train in martial arts you train your body to react," the veteran said.

Jacobs got a few very minor cuts and scrapes on his hand from throwing his attacker around, but he was more worried about his cigar rack than anyone else.

“I wish I could have put him in more pain, apprehended him and dislocated his shoulder,” said Jacobs to reporters with CBS affiliate KCTV News 5 in Kansas City, Missouri. “I don’t think he was expecting to run into someone that was going to be aggressive. I don’t think he thought I was going to throw him into a chip rack and almost break his arm.”

Police later arrested Jose Carlos Arauz, a 22-year-old from Overland Park, who they believe to be one of the suspects. Arauz was charged with aggravated robbery and is being held on $100,000 bond.

He had not been seriously hurt in his scuffle with Jacobs, though hopefully it will make him reconsider his life of crime.

Source: AGG
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