An armed robber in Mexico was captured on a surveillance camera as he tried to rob a convenience store, only to be taken down by an old cowboy.
…who pulled the feat off without even stirring his sombrero de vaquero.
The attempted robbery took place on April 23, according to a Voice of America video, with the suspect seen on video pointing a gun at the cowboy, who was standing near the counter.
The gunman’s attention is distracted by a woman behind him, and as he turned his head toward her to tell her to leave, the old man seized the opportunity and sprang into action.
Coming up behind the robber, he knocks the gun to the floor and proceeds to corral the rascal, who doesn’t go down without a fight. A couple of what appears to be store employees join in the fray and eventually wrestle the crook to the ground.
And through it all, the good Samaritan’s cowboy hat stayed intact on his head. What an impressive feat!
The incident proved to be a feel-good moment for adept social media users, who just knew something was about to go down when the old cowboy removed his glasses.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
Spoiler alert: when a guy takes his glasses off and wears a cowboy hat that means something https://t.co/ro1qkRcqCT
— An unlikely MMA coach (Kostas) (@kostasfant) April 25, 2018
That's not just any good samaritan, that's C.D. Parker from Walker Texas Ranger https://t.co/8OTS1GGjPT
— Bryan Hadden (@Big_Hadden) April 25, 2018
Gettum Cowboy! https://t.co/v7vYC6RLSJ
— Sher K (@SherK50662136) April 25, 2018
Who pulls a gun with this non shooting hand? I am surprised he knew which end to point! https://t.co/slT12VgtXc
— Scott Kazmer (@KazmerScott) April 25, 2018
Yosemite Sam at it again https://t.co/dbB9K70Odw
— irvmoney (@irvdolla) April 25, 2018
A cowboy gentleman that was not having it when the robber pointed the gun to a lady! ????
— Margarita (@AHappyMargarita) April 25, 2018
The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a cowboy hat.
“Man in Cowboy Hat Heroically Disarms Gun-Wielding Robber in Mexican Butcher Shop” https://t.co/A2M8fUMUeJ via @mediaite
— Mass Disturbance (@MassD) April 25, 2018
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