‘He shot my arm off!’ Robber armed with AR-15 flees California liquor store after 80-year-old owner blasts him with SHOTGUN
- An 80-year-old business owner Craig Cope defended his store with a shotgun
- Cope had a heart attack because of the shock, but saw off his attackers
- The would-be robbers approached Norco Market & Liquor in Norco, California, planning to rob the store while wearing a facial covering
By Tom Brown For Mailonline
Published: 07:15 EDT, 2 August 2022 | Updated: 12:43 EDT, 2 August 2022
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This is the incredible moment a robber armed with an AR-15 fled screaming from a California liquor store after the 80-year-old owner blasted him with his shotgun.
Craig Cope opened fire after the 23-year-old armed intruder entered his shop in Norco in the early hours of Sunday.
Four suspects armed with guns were waiting outside, planning to rob the store while wearing facial coverings, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
But security camera footage shows Cope reaching for his shotgun and firing at the first robber as he burst in.
The man screamed out after being hit in the shoulder and ran from the store.
‘He shot my arm off! He shot my arm off!’ the man can be heard shouting as he runs back to a black BMW SUV.
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Well, I can’t say I have any sympathy for the robbers. The guy was lucky he wasn’t killed.