VIDEO: Armed Drive-Thru Customer Sees Armed Robbery Inside, Takes Robber Out

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A customer at the drive-thru window shot an armed robber.

Santa Ana, CA – A fast food drive-thru customer shot an armed robber though the window, after he watched the robber inside demand money from a cashier (video below).

The incident occurred at the Cozy Corner Drive-In at 12:43 a.m., when a masked man burst into the restaurant with a black handgun, KCBS reported.

The man threw a bag at a woman behind the counter and demanded cash, surveillance video showed.

The cashier stuffed money into the bag, then handed it to the man.

But as he began to pull the bag towards him, a bullet fired by a drive-through line customer tore through a cup at the drink machine station, the video showed.

Employee Daniel Acevedo said he heard three gunshots, KCBS reported.

The drive-through customer then sped away from the scene in a silver car, The Tribune reported.

The 60-year-old robber fell to the ground near the exit door, but was able to escape the restaurant, according to KCBS.

He collapsed outside the business and was found with two gunshot wounds to the upper torso, police said.

“It was very dangerous” Santa Ana Police Commander Michael Claborn told The Orange County Register. “One of the employees could have been shot.”

Police are searching for the drive-thru customer, who is now wanted after fleeing the scene. The unidentified customer is being sought on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, Cmdr. Claborn added.

The robber was taken to a local hospital and was listed in stable condition. Police found him in possession of $274 in stolen cash, Cozy Corner manager Francisco Reyno said, according to The Tribune.

The man was charged with suspicion of robbery, according to The Tribune.

A female he was with was also taken into custody.

You can watch surveillance footage of the scene in the video below:

Comments (15)
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DieselDawg
DieselDawg

Give the shooter the key to the city.

Cclaxton0
Cclaxton0

Why would the local police department be treating the hero like a criminal? The police chief should be fired

TheDude
TheDude

"Police are searching for the drive-thru customer, who is now wanted after fleeing the scene. The unidentified customer is being sought on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, Cmdr. Claborn added."

Helilover47
Helilover47

I love the way they keep referring to him as the “suspected robber”. The man had a gun, $274 from the cash register, suspected my a$$. The drive thru customer should be labeled a hero and not face any charges but this is Commiefornia so not surprising that he fled the scene.

Tomtgm
Tomtgm

If you had been the Samaritan who shot the armed robber. Would you have left the scene? The answer is NO! The only reason the perp left the scene is because he saw an opportunity to shoot someone and did so. He probably had a stolen revolver and was on parole. We don't know until we find him and find out. Until then, he left the scene of a crime that he was directly involved with and therefore is considered a criminal at large.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Even if the person is a legit, licensed, proper gun owner, she will take off because she won't immediately know whether she hit a bystander. Glad she didn't hit a bystander, but she didn't know that immediately after the shooting -- especially with the way the cashier hit the deck.

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

Perhaps the robbery and the drive through customer knew each other, and were out to get each other. By coincidence they were at the same place at the same time. One took the opportunity to shoot at the other. Why else would you run away if you prevented a robbery? OR Maybe they were both gang bangers. Or maybe the customer realized he was in Cali and figured the robber would be let go and he'd be tried in court?

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

The robber was 60 and in disguise. Doubt this was gang warfare.

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

lol yes I missed that part. I'll stick to my last theory, scared to be prosecuted under Cali laws.

gfc1963
gfc1963

60 years old and you're still robbing places?? Good example to set - NOT!

Mic911
Mic911

@ Burgers Allday...SHE? How do you it was a female and not a male? Maybe you should be talking to the police! Person was a good shot, through window and not hitting any one else, got lucky there!

Icabod
Icabod

Fire from inside a car, through a narrow window at a target? Call it 20 feet range? With civilians downrange? No knowing the backstop? The two good guys that took out the resturant robber went outside, got their guns and confronted the robber as he left. The driver at the drive up window could have driven a few feet, exited the car and caught the robber as he left.

61mouse
61mouse

@Cclaxton0. because it's CA.

61mouse
61mouse

The man was charged with suspicion of

robbery ??????? Only in California


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