Armed robber takes $1,000 from Commerce Township gas station - FOX 32 News Chicago

Armed robber takes $1,000 from Commerce Township gas station

Posted: Updated:
This gas station clerk says he tried to take a gun away from an armed robber.  (Credit: WJBK | myFOXDetroit.com) This gas station clerk says he tried to take a gun away from an armed robber. (Credit: WJBK | myFOXDetroit.com)
COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WJBK) -

Most people who have a near death experience probably say they're just happy to be alive, but one gas station clerk says he is angry that the thief got away, and if he ever comes back, he says he'll be ready.

"He was running to me.  He was pointing a gun at me, telling me give me all your money," said the clerk.

The video is jaw-dropping.  A man with a surgical mask and an empty bag walks into the BP gas station on Pontiac Trail in Commerce Township and goes right for the clerk while he is counting money on the counter.  The thief point a gun right in the clerk's face, then a sudden act of bravery.

"Handing him the money, then he was too close to me that I tried to take the gun from him.  
I grabbed the gun.  I was going to punch him, but, unfortunately, I missed him, and I ended up on the floor," the clerk explained.

The clerk tried to punch the gunman in the face, a dangerous move, but he says he would do it again.

"I believe in destiny.  I believe no one dies before his time, so if I was meant to die, I would've been dead," he said.  "More upset that I got defeated by him.  I wish I would've got his gun, got him down, but unfortunately the opposite happened, and hopefully next time I'll will be more careful.  I'll lock the doors."

The thief got away with $1,000 in cash and the clerk's cell phone.

"I hope he goes to hell.  That's all I can say," said the clerk.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Michigan girl mauled by racoon receives wave of support

    Michigan girl mauled by racoon receives wave of support

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:52:22 GMT
    She told us all she wanted was to wear earrings -- and now she's got a lot of options. We'll show you how Charlotte is healing after surgery to replace her ear... and how you've made a difference. Her story includes a tragic accident, but also a tremendous outpouring of support. The 12-year-old girl from western Michigan who was attacked by a raccoon, shows us how the generosity of others is helping her heal. "This is all the jewelry people sent me," she said. Dozens of pairs of earrings and ...
    She told us all she wanted was to wear earrings -- and now she's got a lot of options. We'll show you how Charlotte is healing after surgery to replace her ear... and how you've made a difference. Her story includes a tragic accident, but also a tremendous outpouring of support. The 12-year-old girl from western Michigan who was attacked by a raccoon, shows us how the generosity of others is helping her heal. "This is all the jewelry people sent me," she said. Dozens of pairs of earrings and ...
  • Funeral arrangements set for murdered Armada teen

    Funeral arrangements set for murdered Armada teen

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:36 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:36:17 GMT
    Funeral arrangements have been set for the 14-year-old murdered in Armada last week. Meanwhile, investigators are still looking for a suspect.
    Funeral arrangements have been set for the 14-year-old murdered in Armada last week. Meanwhile, investigators are still looking for a suspect.
  • Fire from lightning strike devastates Roseville church

    Fire from lightning strike devastates Roseville church

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:10:35 GMT
    A raging fire happens in Roseville and of all places to be struck by lightning - the steeple of the New Life Church of God in Christ.Pastor Darrell Moore and his family are devastated."I got here and I found out I really didn't have a church anymore, " he said. Moore was attending a Sunday evening service at another church, when a member of new life called him repeatedly. When he finally answered, it was bad news."The fire department was here, there was water everywhere," said Mary Moore, mot...
    A raging fire happens in Roseville and of all places to be struck by lightning - the steeple of the New Life Church of God in Christ.Pastor Darrell Moore and his family are devastated."I got here and I found out I really didn't have a church anymore, " he said. Moore was attending a Sunday evening service at another church, when a member of new life called him repeatedly. When he finally answered, it was bad news."The fire department was here, there was water everywhere," said Mary Moore, mot...
Powered by WorldNow

205 N. Michigan Avenue
Ground Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Station Operator: (312) 565-5532
Newsroom: (312)565-5533

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices