An 80-year-old liquor store owner in California pulled out a hidden shotgun and blasted a would-be robber in the arm. Footage showed the criminal running away screaming "he shot my arm off!"
This happened early Sunday at Norco Market & Liquor in Norco, which is East of Los Angeles. When the store owner was confronted by a gunman with a rifle, he acted fast.
"In this case, a lawfully armed member of our community prevented a violent crime and ensured their own safety, while being confronted with multiple armed suspects," the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office said.
#WATCH: "He shot my arm off," cries would-be robber after 80 year old #Norco store owner shoots him with a shotgun. Four arrested, one remains in hospital. Store owner expected back at work. pic.twitter.com/i3LAVdv5WL
— Jeff Vaughn (@JeffVaughn) August 2, 2022
Sadly, the 80-year-old store owner is hospitalized and recovering from a heart attack that happened shortly after the incident.