The owner of a Mesquite, Texas, Cash4Gold store says “everything was slow motion” when he had to draw his gun and exchanged gunfire with alleged robbers.
The incident occurred Thursday, November 2, but surveillance video was released this week, FOX 4 reported.
Store owner Tien said, “It’s a quick 3 seconds. No time to think, it’s all reaction.” He said he was in the back of the store when the two alleged robbers, both wearing hoodies, entered the store.
At least one of the alleged robbers was armed.
Tien said, “Everything was slow motion to me. I saw the mask, I saw the hoodie, I saw the gun come out.”
Texas store owner Tien’s quick reflexes during an armed robbery were decisive: “It’s a quick 3 seconds. No time to think, it’s all reaction.” Even as danger stared him down, his experience prevailed, “Everything was slow motion to me.”
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Tien opined that would-be robbers believe stores like his are easy prey but he begs to differ.
He said, “I think the cash business, the gold business, seems to be an easy target for them, or so they think, but it’s not.”
WFAA noted that no one was injured in the shootout.
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