In many cases when your life is on the line you only have seconds to react before you become another statistic. This woman wasnt going down without a fight and did what was necessary to remove herself from a very dangerous situation. An action that ultimately saved her life!
A pawnshop robbery didn’t go as planned for the masked assailant. After alarms were triggered, the man took a hostage and attempted to escape. The hostage, though, was not going peacefully and managed to pull one of the guns from her captor, giving police the opportunity for a clear shot.
The bodycam footage captured outside of the SuperPawn in Las Vegas, Nevada shows the encounter. It happened on September 3rd.
Mario Trejo, 27, had worn all black and a motorcycle helmet when he robbed the shop. As he was leaving, he took one of the shop’s employees hostage and drug the woman at gun from the shop.
By this point, the police had a helicopter monitoring the situation from above and officers in position outside the shop.
LVMPD Assistant Sheriff Brett Zimmerman noted that Trejo was “well-armed, violent and showed no regard for human life.”
“He selected a victim intending to use her as a hostage to effect his escape.”
Outside, though, she fought back. She grabbed the Glock in his hand and pulled it down. Trejo fired the gun once, but the woman yanked it from his hands, stripped out the magazine, and threw both away.
“Her actions may very well have saved her own life,” Zimmerman said.
Trejo was still armed, though, and reached…