A Philadelphia man is being dubbed a good samaritan and a hero after he tackled an alleged armed robber at a New Jersey Wawa on Wednesday morning, abruptly stopping the purported would-be assailant in his tracks.
The suspect, named Alexander Ray, 26, reportedly entered the store holding a handgun around 2 a.m. — and that’s when a Wawa patron whom police identified as Darryl tackled Ray, the Philly Voice reported.
But it wasn’t merely a tackle. In what ended up being a knock-down brawl, the two battled one another until police arrived, with their fight continuing outside the store as well, according to Winslow Township Police and security footage captured at the site.
A brutal clip shows Darryl, 52, seemingly slamming Ray against a wall before the two began wrestling one another on the ground. Police later determined that Ray’s gun was unloaded, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Watch the insane security footage below:
Both men were taken to the hospital for treatment, but will be okay. Ray is slated to be charged with aggravated assault, robbery and a weapons offense, according to the Philly Voice.