A suspected armed robber, Ryan Florez, is reportedly planning to sue a Good Samaritan, Cregg Jerri, who is credited with stopping Florez’s alleged robbery attempt at a Starbucks in Fresno, California in July.
A Starbucks surveillance video shows Jerri, a customer, hitting an armed robber over the head with a chair. After the two men tumble to the floor, Jerri stabs the would-be robber several times before the crook runs out of the store.
According to police, Florez was arrested minutes later, and his gun turned out to be a fake.
Florez’ mother, Pamela Chimienti, claims her son suffered 17 “stab wounds, lacerations, and defensive wounds” while trying to rob the Starbucks.
Chimienti whined to WNYW: “This guy, in my opinion, went from a good samaritan to a vigilante.”
Fresno Police Chief Jerry P. Dyer said the possible lawsuit is “ludicrous.”
Florez is currently in jail, and charged with attempted armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.