December 27, 2011, - 4:01 pm
This is a great story. (Thanks to all the readers who sent it.)
A robber comes into a gold-buying business in Hendersonville, NC with a gun. And the person he’s trying to rob, Derek Mothershead, beats him senseless, holds him down, and then makes him clean up his blood when he awakes from his stupor. Oh, and by the way, the robber is 25-year-old Mostafa Kamel Hendi. I wish I could post the video, but the TV station doesn’t have a “share” feature and I’m unable to upload the video myself, so you have to go watch it there, but it’s DEFINITELY worth it. They, sadly, don’t answer the questions I had, including:
* What is Hendi’s immigration status?
* From what country did he arrive?
You get the gist. Oh, and do we really have to play, “Guess the Religion,” here? Regardless, we know from which region of the world and which kinds of values he emanates. More:
A clerk at a business in Western North Carolina punched a would-be robber and knocked him out cold just minutes after the man barged in with a gun and demanded money.
It happened about 15 minutes before closing time Friday night at We Buy Gold store in Hendersonville.
“When he came through the door he told me had a gun and he even flashed it,” said Derek Mothershead. “I stood up and threw my hands up and said, ‘Take the money.’”
Mothershead said the man came behind the counter with a bag.
“I got the money and he had the bag out and instead of putting it in the bag I stuck it out and said, ‘Just take it.’ So, when he reached out, I took a step in, I cocked back and preloaded and I hit him hard,” Mothershead told News 4′s Mike McCormick.
The punch knocked out the would-be thief. Mothershead was able to grab the man’s weapon and realized it was a pellet gun.
“When I pulled it out of his waistband I started laughing,” said Mothershead. “I said, ‘Man, you came in here with a fake gun?’”
Mothershead said he dragged the man over to a desk and held him down with one hand and called 911 with the other.
The man, later identified as Mostafa Hendi, eventually regained consciousness.
“He kind of begged me, begged me to let him go,” Mothershead said. “I said, ‘You came in and tried to rob us. You’re going to jail.’”
While they waited for police and paramedics, Mothershead gave the man a roll of power towels, sprayed the floor with cleaner and told him to clean up his own blood.
Now THAT’s how you deal with these people. Again, though, what is Hendi’s immigration status and where did he come from? I’ll bet the answers are interesting. If he’s not from here, let’s see if Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) actually takes custody of this crook or does nothing.
Don’t hold your breath. This is Obama’s ICE.
Tags: Derek Mothershead, fake gun, foiled robber, foiled robbery attempt, Hendersonville, Immigration, Mostafa Hendi, Mostafa Kamel Hendi, North Carolina, video, We buy gold