Frightening moment Uruguay butcher shop owner fights off gun-wielding thief with only a bottle of water after he was shot in the arm
Dramatic video shows a butcher shop owner from Uruguay fighting off a thief after he was shot in the arm.
The owner was behind the cash register on Sunday when the gunman entered the store in the southwestern city of Juan Lacaze and demanded that he put money in a bag.
The man told the attacker twice that he “had nothing” before almost being killed.
The owner tried to disarm the shooter, who fired two shots, hitting him in the left arm. A second shot hit the glass of the meat box.
A butcher shop owner in Uruguay confronted an armed robber and tried to take his gun before being shot in the left arm on Sunday. The attacker instructed the business owner to put money in a bag and was told twice that there was no money before pulling the trigger and firing two shots.
The assailant fired two shots, hitting the butcher shop owner in the arm and a meat crate before fleeing after the robbery was foiled in Juan Lacaze, Uruguay, on Sunday. He remained on the run as of Wednesday
Video showed the gunman retreating and leaving the store, but he walked back in and shot the owner.
The brave man responded by throwing a water bottle which hit the door as the gunman stood behind it.
The shooter pointed the gun but did not fire a shot. It is not known whether the weapon jammed.
Police in Colonia province launched a manhunt for the gunman, but no arrests had been reported as of Wednesday.
A gunman threatens the owner of a butcher shop in Uruguay after shooting him on Sunday
Business owner stands behind the cash register after he was able to stop a gunman from robbing his butcher shop, even though he was shot in the left arm
The courageous actions of the butcher shop owner were reminiscent of those of the Argentinian owner of an electronics store stood up to two thieves in September.
The owner was helping his brother when one of the two men entered the store and held them at gunpoint.
His accomplice then walked into the store and began putting items into a backpack when the store owner disarmed the first thief and chased them out of the store.
He tried to fire two shots at the thieves, but the bullets appeared to be stuck in the chamber.