A pair of armed thugs stormed a West Hollywood restaurant last Friday only to discover that capitulation wasn't on the menu.
CCTV footage has emerged showing two angles of the incident at Le Petit Four, a French cuisine restaurant on the Sunset Strip.
In the first, two hooded suspects in black can be seen crashing gun-first into what appears to be the restaurant's outdoor area where a couple is seated. They tackle the male victim while the woman slips away.
The mugging doesn't appear to have gone as planned.
Despite his numerical disadvantage, the victim managed to get a grip on the suspect's firearm. The three men then fought for control of the weapon, plowing through a series of deserted tables and onto the floor in the process.
Alexander Morgenthaler intervened just in time.
In a second video of the incident, Morgenthaler can be seen grappling with the thugs and putting distance between them and their weapon.
Upon their bereavement of the superior firepower, both thugs turned tail and bolted out of the establishment.
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KTTV-TV reported that thanks to Morgenthaler's heroics, no injuries were reported and nothing was taken from the victim.
According to Neighborhood Scout, the likelihood of becoming a victim of a violent crime in Los Angeles is 1 in 135. The chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 41.Like Blaze News? Bypass the censors, sign up for our newsletters, and get stories like this direct to your inbox. Sign up here!