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Man tries to rob Starbucks, customer fights back and knocks the suspect to the ground

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FRESNO, Calif. – Dramatic surveillance video footage shows the moment a Starbucks customer took down an attempted armed robber.

KFSN reported that it happened Wednesday at one of the chain’s locations in Fresno, Calif.

Ryan Flores is accused of walking into the business and demanding money with a knife and a toy gun.

A customer, Cregg Jerri, witnessed the incident and then started hitting the suspect with a chair.

Jerri was able to subdue the suspect and the entire incident was caught on video. Jerri was stabbed during the fight, but is expected to be okay.

Officers later found Flores near a canal where he admitted to the crime. Flores was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

"It's not something we recommend,” said Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer. “In this case it was a good outcome. No one died as a result of this incident, but very well could have. But nonetheless he's a hero there's no question."

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