If you happen to be in the market to rob someone we would highly suggest avoiding the practice all together, however if you’re mind is already made up our next suggestion would be to avoid the We Buy Gold location in Hendersonville, North Carolina. It was at that location that store clerk Derek Mothershead knocked out a robber who showed him a gun.
The robbery occurred 15 minutes before closing time on Friday and Derek tells WYFF5.com:
“When he came through the door he told me had a gun and he even flashed it,” and “I stood up and threw my hands up and said, ‘Take the money.'”
The man then came behind the counter where Derek said:
“I got the money and he had the bag out and instead of putting it in the bag I stuck it out and said, ‘Just take it.’ So, when he reached out, I took a step in, I cocked back and preloaded and I hit him hard.”
After grabbing the gun from the knocked out would-be-burglar he realized it was just a pellet gun. Realizing the fake weapon Derek said he laughed at the man as he drug him over to a desk where he called 911.
After waking up Mostafa Hendi begged to be let go at which point Derek told him “You’re going to jail.”
Adding insult to injury the clerk then demanded that the attempted robber clean up his own blood, handing him a roll of paper towels after spraying the floor with cleaner.
Hendi is behind bars with a $100,000 bond set for his release.
We Buy Gold has 30 locations around South Carolina and while they have dealt with robbery and robbery attempts at other locations this is the first known case in which a clerk got the upper hand by knocking a robber out cold.
The ironic part? Derek Mothershead says the store has such a quick money retrieval system in place that robbing the locations is almost pointless.
Do you think the store clerk made the right decision by taking the law into his own hands or was he just lucky this time?