A 7-year-old boy is getting high praise for his bravery after an armed robbery at a GameStop store in Silver Spring, Maryland was caught on tape.
At around 8:56 pm Friday, police said two masked men walked into the store armed with handguns. In the video released by Montgomery County police, you can see the little gamer fight off one of the suspects who tried to grab him.
The boy’s father, who did not want to be identified, said he and his wife were separated from their son when the suspects came into the store. They ordered two store clerks, the 7-year-old and the boy’s parents to get down on the floor behind the counter.
The boy’s father said he didn’t realize his son had tried to fight back until it was all over.
“We didn’t completely understand why,” said the father. “Of course, we think our son is brave and a strong kid. But we didn’t exactly know why and when we saw the tape, we saw why. Because he saw somebody who was a stranger, who seemed most dangerous to him and he tried to defend himself. I think it was his natural instinct taking over there.”
The suspects took cash and personal property before leaving through the front door of the store.
Watch this young gamer display some insane bravery in the video below.
NO ONE GETS BETWEEN THIS KID AND HIS NEW GAME. NOBODY!