Violent Crime

Texas Firefighter Takes Down Armed Robber Caught on Camera

Firefighters are used to putting out blazes, but a member of a Texas department snuffed a robbery attempt last month.

Video of the takedown at the Oasis Food Store in Midlothian, Texas, on June 26 was recently released by the police department.

In it, a masked would-be robber pushes a customer — later identified by NBC station KFOR as Mansfield firefighter and former Marine Daniel Gaskey — aside and puts a knife on the counter at around 6:18 a.m.

Gaskey puts his hands up, pauses a moment, and then springs into action, jumping on the robber’s back, dragging him to the ground, and holding him there until police arrived, Midlothian police said.

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