Newly released surveillance footage shows the moment a customer takes on an armed robber at a Northwest Fresno Starbucks. It happened just after 5:30 p.m. near Herndon and Golden State Thursday.
Investigators said the suspect, Ryan Flores, walked in with a knife and a toy gun demanding money from a barista. That is when Cregg Jerri saw what was happening and hit Flores in the back with a metal chair. The two then began fighting on the ground where Jerri was stabbed in the neck– fortunately, he is expected to be okay.
Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said, “It’s not something we recommend. 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.”