Wanna-Be Hero Liquor store owner Gene McMahan, 68, of Ardmore, Okla., “saw a man walk by and something told me, ‘just watch him’,” he says. The man walked into a grocery store, McMahan says, and held it up. Determined to stop the robbery, McMahan grabbed the only weapon he had handy — a hammer — and rushed to the grocery. He fought the robber and both lost their weapons; the robber’s turned out to be a BB gun. The robber escaped, but Christopher Ray Smith, 22, was caught nearby and charged with the crime. McMahan says his actions were “25 percent bravery and 75 percent stupidity.” (Ardmore Daily Ardmoreite) ...More like 5/95. Available in This is True: Book Collection Vol. 11
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