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‘Amazing’ Armed Customer Thwarts Armed Robbery, Inspires Woman To Obtain Concealed Carry Permit

Chuck Ross Investigative Reporter
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A Houston-area man is being hailed as a hero after he stopped an armed robbery with a gun of his own.

The incident occurred Saturday at K&S Seafood when two armed men barged into the store near closing time.

“All of a sudden my wife ran back panicking,” K&S owner Koy Sam told KHOU.

According to KRIV, the assailants confronted the couple in the kitchen and put a gun to Sam’s head and demanded money, which was actually kept at the front of the restaurant.

When they two assailants went to retrieve it, one of the two patrons, a regular customer named Mike, pulled out his 9 mm and forced one of the robbers to the ground.

Mike was able to hold him on the ground until police arrived. The other robber fled the scene.

He told KRIV that the robber pointed his weapon at Mike, prompting the good Samaritan to shoot in his direction, shattering a window in the process.

“He was amazing,” Sam told KHOU of Mike. “He absolutely kept us all calm, made sure everything was okay.”

According to KHOU, local radio hosts are highlighting the incident and encouraging listeners to patronize K&S, which opened up in November.

Sam says he plans to install surveillance cameras at the restaurant soon.

Better yet, Sam’s wife says she plans to obtain a concealed handgun license.

Police are investigating whether the assailants have been involved in previous robberies.

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