When faced with the decision to run and hide or stay and fight, what would you do?
One group of employees at a Tuscon, Arizona, restaurant decided on the latter when a man armed with a knife attempted to rob the restaurant they work at.
On July 11, 20-year-old Jerry Evans Madril entered Mi Nidito Restaurant around 1:30 p.m. and began demanding money.
Realizing the man’s knife was just a small box cutter, the employees knew they could outnumber him. Rather than give the thief what he wanted, three of the restaurant employees sprang into action.
“He was outnumbered with the knife,” employee Manny Olguin said to Tuscon News Now. “You could see it was a little box cutter. It wasn’t a big machete or nothing.”
In the video, one of the employees can be seen grabbing a chair and slamming it into the robber. While he and others held him, three more employees rushed over, throwing a few well-deserved punches at Madril before pushing him down to the ground until police arrived.
Needless to say, Madril picked the wrong employees to mess with that day.
But while the employees waited for the authorities, Olguin realized the robber started cutting him with the box cutter.
“We all had him on the floor and I could feel my leg scratching,” he explained. “I was like, ‘he’s cutting me. He’s cutting me.’ I got 16 stitches.”
Another employee was wounded by the box cutter at the torso, but both are simply thankful to be alive.
“I’m alive,” Olguin said. “We’re okay. I can walk.”
Madril is now being held on $50,000 bond, and could be charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and burglary.
This isn’t the first time Madril has been faced with criminal charges. In 2012, he went to prison for attempted arson and attempted assault, and has faced a handful of other charges since.
Hopefully, after being beaten to a pulp, Madril has learned a valuable lesson. If you’re hellbent on committing a crime, the first thing you should probably do is check that the people you’re robbing can’t take you down in seconds. And maybe if he’s smart, he might have even learned that committing a crime in the first place is a pretty bad idea. Don’t place your bets on that one, though.
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