December 27, 2011, - 4:01 pm

MUST WATCH VIDEO: My New Hero, Derek Mothershead

By Debbie Schlussel

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:

Foiled Robber Mostafa Kamel Hendi

*  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.

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31 Responses

we have had a few robberies with criminals using toy or plastic guns. They think you get a lighter sentence if you don’t have a real weapon. False. The amount of time is the same for a fake or real weapon. As Baretta said, “don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time.”

Spearheadsgt on December 27, 2011 at 4:04 pm

The only way this story would be happier would be if said AWESOME store owner had pulled out a .45 and smoked this guy in his shoes, and THEN laughed as he realized the Islamist scumbag criminal had brought a fake gun to a gunfight. Hello? 911? Please send the police to my store, tell them to bring a body bag.

Disgusted with Media on December 27, 2011 at 4:16 pm

I’d bet he’s here on a student visa. And I don’t see ICE starting deportation proceedings against him even though he committed a felony.

They are not all Muslim. There was a guy in the news awhile back, an illegal Mexican immigrant in New Haven, CT, who savagely raped an American woman twice and left her for dead. He just received an 85 year prison sentence. ICE as far as I know, didn’t seem to begin deportation proceedings against him either so American taxpayers don’t have to pick up the tab for his room and board.

We have these laws on the books with felon aliens and sad to say, they aren’t being enforced by the Feds and the states have to deal with the fallout of the crimes they commit here.

NormanF on December 27, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    It is a Hallmark Moment. Seeing Mostafa Kamel Hendi face down in his own blood after attempting an armed robbery is enough to cheer many a lad and lass.

    Worry01 on December 27, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Sadly, this did not deter him from committing more hold ups!
    Fortunately, he was caught and sentenced to a few years in jail.

    MrBill on October 25, 2017 at 7:32 am

“I’m a bad Mofo! Wait, I changed my mind! Mommie!!”

Lars on December 27, 2011 at 4:25 pm

From Debbie’s neck of the woods: it seems an eastern Michigan township isn’t allowing the construction of a Muslim madrassa – Muslim religious school, so the pan-Islamist US Attorney Office for Michigan in Detroit, to no one’s surprise is involved:

And it isn’t complete without a dhimmi Jew named Judith Levy being part of forcing Islam upon the state. Alhamidullah – Praise Allah – we don’t have submissiveness of the infidels in America yet.

This is the Obama Justice Department at work, with your tax dollars.

NormanF on December 27, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Hey Debbie,

I googled this creep’s name and found this paper’s article:

it contains a link to a Good Morning America video report of the incident. I’m still searching the criminal to locate nationality information

Jeff on December 27, 2011 at 4:37 pm

My guess is he’s from Western Europe, one of the Middle East countries or Pakistan.

Doesn’t matter. My gut says he isn’t going to be deported. Its not like we take felony offenses committed by foreigners seriously.

This stuff always comes up in the news.

NormanF on December 27, 2011 at 4:58 pm

He made him clean up his own blood, that is awesome! I laughed my ass off when I read and saw that. The guy deserves a medal or something, especially for the restraint he showed by not completely tearing this punk a new one.

I hope they took away that POS on a stretcher because he “accidentally” tripped and broke both of his legs.

Jarhead on December 27, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    He forgot to kick his balls in while he was cleaning up his own blood.

    Occam's Tool on December 30, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Great feel-good story for the holidays. Thanks, Debbie!

DS_ROCKS! on December 27, 2011 at 5:05 pm

I love a feel good Christmas story!

Jonathan E. Grant on December 27, 2011 at 5:48 pm

I love this one. The next best thing would have been to see the robber bull whipped at least 50 times the way they did in ancient times.

Confederate South on December 27, 2011 at 5:57 pm

This is very good. Muslims should have been required to clean up the Twin Towers area after 9/11. Also, Mostafa Kamel Hendi looks like an outstanding product of inbreeding.

Worry01 on December 27, 2011 at 6:15 pm

He forgot to kick his balls in.

Occam's Tool on December 27, 2011 at 6:16 pm

Ironic that justice has to be served raw like this. Glad that Mothershead was ok.

Chanuka Erdita on December 27, 2011 at 6:18 pm

Too bad this clerk did not send him to Alla! There would be one less terrorist roaming the planet.

Berel Sholom Tzvi on December 27, 2011 at 6:36 pm

Allah’s servant failed in collecting his dhimmi tax on the infidels. Brought a tear to my eye.

Concerned Citizen on December 27, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Bwaa Ha Ha I loved that vid.

Love seeing one of Muhammed’s mutts getting owned.

They are such sorry excuses for men, that’s why they bugger little boys and beat women.

This was good, but there was a link at that news site that was even better.

Headline- Man Eats Cocaine From Brother’s Butt, Dies

Chris on December 27, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Way to go, Derek Mothershead.

JeffE on December 28, 2011 at 12:01 am

Great feel-good story for the holidays. Thanks, Debbie!

DS_ROCKS! on December 27, 2011 at 5:05 pm


I agree. Brave, good man!!!!

Miranda Rose Smith on December 28, 2011 at 1:53 am

He should have made the punk lick up his own blood with his tongue. Then when he cleaned it up, KILL HIM!!

jessesharpton on December 28, 2011 at 11:48 am

A man after my own heart. I really had a good laugh and shared the video. Thanks once again Debbie.

Naomi R on December 28, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Fantastic piece. Keep up the awesome work, hero.

Lance on December 28, 2011 at 5:01 pm

Debbie, you have to think that with a name like Mothershead, the guy had to have grown up to be a tough guy. I can see a lot of fights for a name like that. Good to see he rose above the fray to be an alpha male. To bad the robber didn’t hang himself in jail yet.

samurai on December 28, 2011 at 6:42 pm

i.c.e. won’t do anything because that’s what they morphed into after 9/11….
Obama has merely exacerbated what has been an ongoing malady since customs, aka: “Twinkie the Kid” (creme filled little sponge cakes) took over.

F**king disgrace!!!!

IceNoMore on December 28, 2011 at 6:58 pm

Watch! The store clerk will get sued for hitting the assailant.

C ya,

TINSC (aka There is NO Santa Claus)

There is NO Santa Claus on January 2, 2012 at 11:35 am

He robbed me too while I was working at the front desk of a hotel. His family is from Egypt, but he has citizenship here. He actually wound up getting only PROBATION for this crime. Then while he was on probation he committed more robberies and they finally sent him to prison. Minimum 3yrs8mos, Max 5yrs5mos.

xxxxx on August 27, 2014 at 12:23 pm

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