Dramatic moment Asian smoke shop owner stabs robber who jumped counter of his Las Vegas store

Dramatic moment Asian smoke shop owner stabs robber SEVEN TIMES after the masked criminal jumped counter of his Las Vegas smoke shop

  • Johnny Nguyen, the clerk working the counter of Smokestrom Smoke Shop at the time, saw two people described only as juveniles enter wearing masks
  • Nguyen can be heard asking: ‘Why are you guys wearing masks like that?’ After they refuse to answer, he requests them ‘to just leave’
  • The clerk said that ‘at first I thought they were normal customers and then I realized they had like ski masks on. I had to assume they had a firearm’
  • He adds that though he never saw a visible firearm, he felt ‘I couldn’t take that chance’ given the situation
  • Nguyen does not appear to be facing any charges. DailyMail.com has contacted Las Vegas Metropolitan PD for further information

The owner of a Las Vegas smoke shop was seen on video stabbing a would-be robber seven times after the criminal jumped the counter.

Johnny Nguyen, the clerk working the counter of Smokestrom Smoke Shop on Wednesday, saw two people described only as juveniles enter wearing masks, according to 8NewsNow.

Nguyen can be heard asking: ‘Why are you guys wearing masks like that?’ After they refuse to answer, he requests them ‘to just leave’.

The clerk said that ‘at first I thought they were normal customers and then I realized they had like ski masks on. I had to assume they had a firearm so I just wanted to make sure I could protect myself’.

He adds that though he never saw a visible firearm, he felt ‘I couldn’t take that chance’ given the situation.

Nguyen decided to strike back after one of the robbers, dressed in black, vaulted over the counter. He could be seen plunging a blade into the criminal, who later wailed for help.

The two juveniles who tried to rob Nguyen – including the boy who was stabbed – were both arrested. The stabbing victim was taken to hospital, with no updates on his condition shared.

It is unclear if Nguyen faces arrest. DailyMail.com has contacted him and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for further comment.

The owner of a Las Vegas smoke shop was seen on video stabbing a would-be robber seven times after he attempted to jump the counter

Johnny Nguyen (pictured), the clerk working the counter of Smokestrom Smoke Shop on Wednesday, saw two people described only as juveniles enter wearing masks

Johnny Nguyen (pictured), the clerk working the counter of Smokestrom Smoke Shop on Wednesday, saw two people described only as juveniles enter wearing masks

The clerk said that 'at first I thought they were normal customers and then I realized they had like ski masks on. I had to assume they had a firearm so I just wanted to make sure I could protect myself'. The accomplice of the attacker who was stabbed is pictured

The clerk said that ‘at first I thought they were normal customers and then I realized they had like ski masks on. I had to assume they had a firearm so I just wanted to make sure I could protect myself’. The accomplice of the attacker who was stabbed is pictured

Before long, one of the two juveniles grabs what looks like a mug from the counter next to Nguyen’s cash register and walks toward the door.

Attempting to reason with him, Nguyen says he can take the mug but leave the coins that were inside of it.

The same kid then reaches and grabs another item before turning and trying to make off with it.

The other juvenile then jumps over the glass case toward Nguyen, who is on video grabbing some sort of sharp object by his register.

The clerk then runs at the kid and stabs him what appears to be seven times, with the juvenile audibly heard yelling: ‘I’m dead! I’m dead!’. He then falls to the ground.

Nguyen seen looking down at the would be robber that he just stabbed in self defense seven times

Nguyen seen looking down at the would be robber that he just stabbed in self defense seven times

Nguyen calls 911 after leaving the masked crook near the front door of Smokestrom, where he can be heard telling Nguyen that this 'wasn't my idea' and asking him to 'not let me die'

Nguyen calls 911 after leaving the masked crook near the front door of Smokestrom, where he can be heard telling Nguyen that this ‘wasn’t my idea’ and asking him to ‘not let me die’

Nguyen said it was an ‘adrenaline rush and fight or flight even thinking about it now my heart rate is a little bit elevated’.

He then calls 911 after leaving the masked crook near the front door of Smokestrom, where he can be heard telling Nguyen that this ‘wasn’t my idea’ and asking him to ‘not let me die’.

‘I don’t think he planned on getting stabbed that day obviously, but if you try robbing a store you are taking a risk. This is a small business obviously,’ Nguyen said.

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