TROTWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) - A gun turned out to be no match for some soundtracks and a salty snack Tuesday night, as a Trotwood convenience store owner and his son used beef jerky and CD racks to fight off armed robbers.
"I hit him with the CD case and my dad hit him with the Wild Bill Beef Jerky and they left," says store clerk Mazin Mohammad.
The ingredients for a relaxing night at home proved to be just what the family needed during that scary situation at work when two men, one of them with a gun, tried to hold up their Drexel Gas Mart Drive Thru.
"My mind is on the guy with the gun," Mohammad says. "I start arguing with him. I'm like, 'Put down your gun.' He's telling me, 'Give me the money.'"
But for Mohammad reasoning with the robbers didn't work.
"He turned the gun towards my dad and when he turned the gun towards my dad I reacted," Mohammad says.
Soon the whole family was in on the act, which was caught on surveillance. Even Mohammad's two-year-old son can be seen in the video trying to chase down the robbers afterward.
2 NEWS asked Trotwood police about the family's attempt to fight back.
"It is a good surprise this sometimes happens," says Capt. John Porter.
But police say confronting robbers isn't something they'd recommend.
"I would not advocate that because it can go backwards on a business owner very quickly," Porter says.
But when it comes to this family, any would-be robbers should know they have plenty of jars of ammunition left.
"I'm working 12 hours a day," Mohammad says. "For somebody to steal my money they better think twice."
If you recognize the robbers, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 222-7867.
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