VIDEO: Man Tries Robbing Restaurant With Knife, Only Gets Massive Whooping

Staff and customers quickly subdued a robber who slashed two employees on Wednesday afternoon.

South Tucson, AZ – A knife-wielding robber stabbed two people inside a Mexican restaurant before customers and employees tackled him and beat him into submission, surveillance video showed (video below).

Convicted felon Jerry Madril was wanted for a probation violation warrant when he stormed into Mi Nidito restaurant with a knife at about 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday and demanded money, KMSB reported.

Surveillance footage showed customers and workers running out the front door of the restaurant as an altercation spilled into view from a room behind the counter.

Madril then squared off with several employees before he grabbed the cash register and flung it off of the counter.

He delivered a quick kick to the register, then bent down towards it.

Suddenly, a man armed with a chair flew into the frame and began beating Madril with the chair legs, the video showed.

Madril rose up but was tangled in the chair for a moment – just long enough for another employee to grab him from behind in a choke-hold.

As the tussle continued, a man armed with a broom jumped into the fray and customers and employees came from all sides to assist.

“People that were here on scene during the incident – employees and customers – actually apprehended him,” South Tucson Police Public Information Officer Bryce Gardner told KOLD. “He put up a pretty good fight.”

Madril was punched repeatedly as the men held him down and waited for officers to arrive.

"We all had him on the floor and I could feel my leg scratching," Manny Olguin, who has worked as a cook at the restaurant for the past four years, told KMSB. "I was like, 'he's cutting me! He's cutting me!'”

The store’s co-owner sustained a slash wound to the left side of his rib cage, KMSB reported.

"He was outnumbered with the knife," Olguin said. "You could see it was a little box cutter. It wasn't a big machete or nothing."

Olguin said he received 16 stitches to close the slash on his leg. The store’s co-owner is also expected to make a full recovery.

“I’m alive,” Olguin told KMSB. “We’re okay. I can walk.”

Madril was treated for minor injuries.

He has been charged with burglary, aggravated assault, and armed robbery, and was being held on $50,000 bond.

Madril had previously served prison time for convictions including attempted assault, attempted arson, attempted robbery and criminal damage, according to the Arizona Department of Corrections.

As an inmate, he received disciplinary infractions for disruption, disobeying orders, and drug possession.

You can watch surveillance footage of the beatdown below:

Comments (19)
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Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Guess this "prohibited possessor" couldn't get a gun. Go, go gun control law! You have saved some more lives here!

sturnman22
sturnman22

street justice - sometimes the best! Thump time for the thug!

JBo
JBo

I wonder whether stricter federal knife control laws could have prevented this tragedy.

mspique
mspique

He was wanted on a probation violation but was then given $50.000 bond?

LEO0301
LEO0301

@mspique - I was thinking the same thing. I guess they'll wait until this guy actually kills someone before making him post a high bond.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Why do they keep letting these people out?? When he bonds out he'll do it again So stupid....

RunCop
RunCop

Typical animal thug!

Lt Retired OCPD
Lt Retired OCPD

He was able to bypass the federal knife regulations by using a box cutter. So I think we need to ban boxes and the cutters used on them. Certainly high capacity boxes

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Lt Retired OCPD This is a tired joke that has more than run its course. The primary use of a box cutter is to cut boxes. He's misusing the tool. Comparing it to guns is a mismatch.

NTPD935Ret
NTPD935Ret

That is enough!!!!!! It is time to ban hoodie sweatshirts! They are the cause of far too many crimes! People of America, ban together. We need a 2 million person march on Washington! Cash registers over hoodies! Stop the destruction now! How many cash registers have to be broken before we finally ban hoodie sweatshirts forever! Think of the piggy banks that suffer. Stand up and be counted! Resist!!!

Hi_estComnDenomnn
Hi_estComnDenomnn

@Lt Retired OCPD Well come to think of it I misuse my tool all the time when I stick it right in my own mouth.

I guess we just need to add improper tool selection to the list of laws, maybe even a hate crime improper tool selection option. Then, you can have aggravated improper tool selection, and 2nd degree improper tool selection, and improper tool selection against the elderly, and children. Wow the possibilities are endless. I'm so smart I even impress the writers of Sailor Moon!!

Everyone knows the gun's primary porpoise is to shoot dolphins. Oh whale.

Hey Burgers WTF are you even talking about crack head?

BlueProtects
BlueProtects

He got what he deserved. I wouldn't doubt that a liberal Judge would push to take his case only to let him go again and probably advise the criminal to get a lawyer to sue the story owner. When a criminal is takes the victims rights away the criminal should loose his rights to a trial because he wasn't concerned about the victims rights to his life if that criminal got his way. If a criminal threatens someones life he/she needs to know that they are putting there life on the line as well with no chance of a trial if they make it out alive. This is only if the victim has his/her butt covered with solid evidence of the crime. Our Court System needs to stop getting tied up with these kink of trials and clear there dockets for real cases.

JMK2244
JMK2244

Is it kind of sick that I rather enjoyed watching him get his butt kicked?

JAMSR
JAMSR

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA , that's it folks!!!!!

ByAnyMeansNecessary
ByAnyMeansNecessary

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And you would find something like that funny, based on how you structure your sentences on this site.

Hi_estComnDenomnn
Hi_estComnDenomnn

@ByAnyMeansNecessary

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ByAnyMeensNecessary
ByAnyMeensNecessary

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ByAnyMeensNecessary
ByAnyMeensNecessary