George Hicks: “No. No. When he shoved me, I jumped up and went for my gun and when I went for my gun I said, ‘I’ll blow your [bleep] brains out,’ and he was gone.”
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90-year-old laundromat owner, George Hicks of Dayton, Ohio, turned the tables on an attempted robber when he was confronted in his office recently. Security video captured the foiled robbery and showed a man wearing a hoodie, demanding cash from Mr. Hicks. The unknown suspect then got quite a surprise when the elderly man refused the request and pulled out a chrome semi-automatic gun, sending the burglar running from R&J Laundromat. In a report via KTRK ABC 13, George laughed saying, “It’s just funny. Dumb [bleep] comes in here. I’ve got the gun and he’s running.”
WDTN 2 News reported that the business owner told officers that the thief entered the laundromat asking for change for a five-dollar bill. When the register was opened the suspect shoved Mr. Hicks down and demanded all the money. When the victim pulled his gun, the would-be robber took off empty handed. George called 911 and explained what happened to the dispatcher.