A gun-toting thief in a Maryland video game store got a little more than he bargained for last Friday when he was confronted by a brave seven-year-old.
Security cameras inside the GameStop store in Silver Spring, Md. captured the incredible (and scary) moment the young boy responds to the armed robber — by socking him in the stomach.
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Montgomery County police said the robbery took place at 8:56 p.m. Friday when two male suspects, armed with handguns, entered the store. Police say the suspects ordered the three customers inside the store, including the boy, to stand against the wall.
In the video, one of the men grabs the little boy, prompting him to throw several punches into the man’s midsection.
“Well, he’s tough. He’s tough and, you know, I think instincts come out in situations like that,” the boy’s mother told NBC News.
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“It was scary. You’re never prepared for something like that. You’re not. So, you don’t wish it on your worst enemy,” the boy’s father added.
The identity of the boy and his family are being withheld at this time.
According to police, the men ordered the store clerks to lie behind the counter before taking an undisclosed sum from the cash register.
A police press release describes the suspects as black males in their 20s, approximately 5′ 6″ tall and weighing 170 pounds. They were wearing black, hooded sweatshirts, black pants, gloves, and masks.