FRESNO (CBS SF) — Incredible new video out of Fresno was shot when a masked robber used a fake gun and a knife to threaten a Starbucks clerk.
It happened on Thursday.READ MORE: South Bay Congressman Welcomes Afghan Refugees Arriving in Fremont
Fifty-eight-year-old customer Cregg Jerri grabbed a chair, walked up behind the robber and smashed it over his head.
The two started fighting, according to investigators.READ MORE: 4.3 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Los Angeles
Jerri was stabbed in the neck during the struggle but managed to wrestle away the knife and stab the robber several times.
“It was incredibly heroic and the way most people would think that they would respond but may not have the courage to respond,” said Chief Jerry Dyer of the Fresno Police Department.MORE NEWS: San Francisco Mayor Defends Criticism After Video Catches Her Dancing Maskless at Night Club
After the fight the robber took off. He didn’t get far, though, and was later arrested.