FRESNO, Calif. -- Newly released surveillance footage shows the moment a customer takes on an armed robber at a Northwest Fresno Starbucks. It happened just after 5:30 p.m. near Herndon and Golden State Thursday.
Investigators said the suspect, Ryan Flores, walked in with a knife and a toy gun demanding money from a barista. That is when Cregg Jerri saw what was happening and hit Flores in the back with a metal chair. The two then began fighting on the ground where Jerri was stabbed in the neck-- fortunately he is expected to be okay.
Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said, "It's not something we recommend. In this case it was a good outcome-- no one died as a result of this incident, but very well could have. But nonetheless, he's a hero-- there's no question."
During the fight, Jerri managed to wrestle the knife away and stab Flores several times before he ran away.
Officers later found Flores near a canal on Fruit and Ashlan where he admitted to the crime and was treated for his injuries before being taken into custody.
VIDEO: Starbucks customer takes on armed robber at Fresno store