ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - A Cherokee Street shopkeeper fought back against an armed robber Wednesday morning.
Sandy Maniphonh has been shopkeeper at The Asian World Market for 21 years. It's a great place to pick up snacks and candy, but it's bad news if you decide to commit a robbery.
It had been 15 years since it was last robbed, until Wednesday around 9 a.m.
"He say put money in the bag. After that I say, 'Okay, okay. I give it to you.' I move back, and I grab the gun and I point to him and say 'I give it to you,'" said Maniphonh.
Security video shows a man wearing a hoodie and a mask pull a gun and demand money. But then Maniphonh pulled a gun on the gunman.
But there was just one problem.
"I no shot him yet because my gun is locked," said Maniphonh.