YUMA, AZ – A Marine Corps veteran sprung into action when two thugs, one armed with a handgun entered a Yuma gas station. The incident happened, coincidentally about one mile away from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma.
According to police, the hard-charging Devil Dog channeled his Marine Corps training and diffused the situation.
“The Marine Corps taught me not to fuck around,” he told police.
On Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at approximately 4:30 AM, Deputies responded to an armed robbery report at the Chevron located at 10747 E. North Frontage Road.
Upon arrival, Deputies learned of three suspects entering the Chevron, one of them armed with a handgun. The armed suspect walked next to a store customer while pointing the weapon toward the cashier when the customer acted immediately and disarmed him. The other two suspects fled the area when they witnessed their fellow criminal stopped. The customer was able to detain the suspect he disarmed until law enforcement arrived.
The suspect detained during the incident was a juvenile and was booked into the Yuma County Juvenile Justice Center for one count of armed robbery and one count of aggravated assault.
The other two suspects are still currently outstanding. No injuries reported from any of the victims. This case remains under investigation.
When Deputies contacted the customer, who previously served in the United States Marine Corps, and asked how he was able to take control of the situation, he stated, “The Marine Corps taught me not to fuck around.”