FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – A brave customer at a Fresno Starbucks stops a robbery.
It was just after 5:30 Thursday, July 20th at the Starsbuck on Herndon and Golden State by the 99 Freewy.
Police say 30 year-old Ryan Michael Flores was wearing a transformers mask, carrying what turned out ot be a fake gun but a real buck knife and demanded money.
A regular customer – 58 year-old Cregg Jerri was sitting a atable working on a laptop and saw it going down.
He pulled out a chair, walked over to Flores and smashed a chair over the suspect’s back.
“He later found out when that gun had hit the floor that in fact that gun was not real, but the knife was real and he knew that out first-hand because the knife was stuck in his neck.”
Police Chief Jerry Dyer called Cregg Jerri “a hero.”
Flores will face attempted armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon charges.
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