(NBC News) On January 26, 2016, at approximately 11 P.M., the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office responded to an armed robbery, which occurred at the Sugar Creek Gas Station located at 4353 Highway 46 in Mims, Florida.
Video surveillance inside the store shows the suspect approaching the clerk and brandishing a firearm while demanding money.
The suspect handed the clerk a plastic bag to place the money in, at which time a struggle ensued for the weapon.
The clerk, a U.S. military veteran who did multiple tours in Iraq saw a chance to disarm the suspect!
The suspect received the full attention of this veteran, as he fled the business.
The weapon was subsequently determined to be a black and brown replica revolver style air-soft gun.
After fleeing the store the suspect got into the passenger side of a maroon, older model, large style four door car, similar to a Lincoln Town Car, with a white top and an unknown tag.