On his first night working at Corner’s Variety convenience store, in Hamilton, Ontario, employee Salahaldeen Odeh fought off two robbers armed with a shotgun.
This surveillance footage of the August 10 encounter shows two men, with bandanas over their faces, entered the store around 5 am. As one of the men reached for a gun, Odeh quickly jumped over the counter and fought off both men, who can be seen fleeing on foot.
Hamilton Police confirmed the robbers were in possession of a shotgun during the incident. They also recommended “people comply with the demands made of them” in violent situations.
“I didn’t give him a chance to take it [the gun] out because if he puts it in my face, then I can’t do anything,” Odeh, who trained as a boxer in Jordan before moving to Canada, told CBC. “The first guy was yelling, ‘Shoot him, shoot him, shoot him’ while I was punching his face. But I saw he was scared to do that.” Credit: Salahaldeen Odeh via Storyful