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Video: Good Samaritan who thwarted Starbucks armed robbery now being sued by suspect and his mom


A California man who stepped in during an armed robbery at a Fresno Starbucks is now facing possible legal troubles.

When 30-year-old Ryan Flores used a gun and knife to rob a Starbucks in July, 58-year-old Cregg Jerri smacked Flores with a chair before engaging in hand-to-hand combat with the bandit, sustaining a stab wound before wrestling away the knife and stabbing Flores several times.

While Fresno police -including Chief Jerry Dwyer- praised the man, the mother of Flores, Pamela Chimienti, is planning on pressing legal woes upon Jerri.

“He [Flores] has 17 total stab wounds, lacerations, and defensive wounds,” stated Chimienti. “The guy, in my opinion, went from a Good Samaritan to a vigilante. Stabbing somebody that many times, it doesn’t take that many stab wounds to get somebody to succumb to you.”

Chief Dyer, on the other hand, thinks Chimienti is out of her mind if she thinks she’s going to successfully sue Jerri.

“To say that Cregg Jerri is going to be sued for intervening in an armed robbery and being stabbed in the neck,” he said. “That is ludicrous!”

According to Your Central Valley News, Jerri faces no criminal charges and legal analyst Charles Magill says he shouldn’t worry about any litigation.

Good luck finding an attorney that wants to represent a young robber who’s going to be convicted of robbery,” Magill said. That’s not going to sell very well to the jury.”

Flores is being held on a $155,000 dollars bail, and is expected back in court next month.

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  1. You see here is the problem with our justice system, this should not even be allowed in a court room. The criminal pulled a knife and a gun and some one stop the thug. You are in a fight for your life. and they want to count how many wounds the criminal received. WOW what is next? throwing the good citizen in jail for darning to even stop a criminal. Our legal system has embolden criminals to the point they are surprised when some one dares stand up to them.

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