WATCH VIDEO: Mother and daughter fight off armed robber at liquor store
When an armed robber walked into their Oklahoma liquor store, the owner and her daughter refused to be victims.
Heart-stopping surveillance footage from Forest Acres Liquor store Thursday evening sees Tina Ring and her daughter, Ashley Lee, seemingly cooperating with the intruder and his demands for cash, according to Tulsa World.
As soon as he turns his back though, the pair each grab a pistol — both stashed beneath the register — before the robber rushes at them, prompting Ring to fire off a shot.
“All I was thinking was ‘Just give him the money and go,’ and the next thing I know, I see him back in my face,” the mother told Tulsa World.
Ring managed to fire off another round before wrestling the criminal to keep hold of her gun. Lee appears to phone authorities, and waits for a clear shot before losing another round at the would-be robber.
“The clerks did an outstanding job of fighting him,” Tulsa Police Sgt. Dave Walker told KJRH.
The suspect, later identified as Tyrone Lee, was able to flee from the store despite his injuries and check himself into the hospital.
Officers initially thought the robber’s injuries were life threatening, but later said his condition was improving.
Despite the bloody commotion, the liquor store was open to the public a day after the violent incident.