Owner Keidi Hindi was in a back room of the Court Street Express convenience store in Syracuse, N.Y., when an armed robber entered and demanded money from the clerk, Hindi’s son, Younis. After hearing a shout, Hindi retrieved a pistol and went to the front to the front of the store. Upon seeing the criminal, Hindi told him, “Get out and put the gun down. If you shoot my son I shoot you.” The criminal complied, fleeing the scene.
Although Hindi has only owned the convenience store since March 1, this isn’t the first time he’s been forced to defend himself. Hindi previously owned a convenience store in Newark, N.J. where he and a clerk captured a would-be robber who is still serving time. (The Post-Standard, Syracuse, N.Y. 04/04/12)