A family was eating dinner at a Texas fast-food restaurant Wednesday night when an armed man entered the Popeye’s in San Antonio and demanded money from the dad, KABB-TV reported.
The father said he wasn’t giving the man anything, Police Sgt. Roy Miller told the Express-News.
The robber turned to the employees to try to rob them, and police told KSAT-TV the employees all ran out the back of the restaurant.
The dad asked the gunman if his family could leave, and when the robber agreed, the mom and two of their children exited the restaurant — but two of the family’s other children were still in the restroom, KABB-TV reported.
When the robber saw the two children walk out of the restroom, he pointed his gun at them, KABB reported.
But it turns out Dad had his own gun — and he pulled it out and shot the robber dead, KABB said.
“The citizen is a licensed carrier and did use his handgun to take down the robber,” Police Capt. Michael Starnes told the Express-News.
The robber’s body could be seen between the dining area and counter as investigators examined the scene, the paper reported. Police haven’t released the robber’s name, and no one else was injured, KSAT said.
Starnes added to the Express-News that the father isn’t facing any charges: “He really saved the day and protected a lot of people today.”
This story has been updated.
(H/T: Blue Lives Matter)