An attempted robbery at a convenience store in Midlothian, Texas, last month was foiled by a firefighter who happened to be in the right place at the right time, and the entire take-down was captured on surveillance video that was released this week.
Daniel Gaskey was simply standing at the counter when the suspect, who had his face partially covered, stormed into the store and pushed Gaskey to the side before placing a knife on the counter and demanding money from the cashier.
Without missing a beat, Gaskey came from behind, put his arms tightly around the suspect’s neck and slammed him to the ground.
Moments later, police responded to the robbery in progress and took care of the suspect.
Towards the end of the video, an onlooker can be seen giving Gaskey a thumbs-up before walking out of the store.