An armed man tried to rob a gas station early Tuesday morning in Randolph, Massachusetts, only to have the gun turned around on him.
A man in a hooded sweatshirt walked into the U.S. Gas Station on North Main Street and demanded cash. When the suspect reached for a pistol, the attendant, Isaac Akinfenwa, jumped into action.
He can be seen on surveillance video struggling with the suspect, snatching the weapon, giving him chase, and, for good measure, pointing the gun at the fleeing suspect.
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Randolph Police detective John Bringardner says the .22 caliber was not loaded. But Akinfenwa likely didn't know that.
"Very dangerous to be wrestling with someone with a gun," Bringardner said.
Akinfenwa did not want to be interviewed. His manager, Tony Succar, is also a bit camera shy, but he says his employee is a hard worker who's pumped gas for the past four years, trying to pay his way through school.
"I'm proud of him, but he shouldn't do that," Succar said. "He should just give him the money and that's the end of it."
This isn't the first time crooks have targeted this business. Police are now adding more patrols to the area, and Succar says he's keeping the door locked indefinitely during the late-night and early-morning hours.
Police are still searching for the suspect. He is believed to be approximately six feet tall, in his late 20s, with a thin build.