A man named Laymon English, 48, walked in a U.S. Bank in Des Moines, Iowa around noon on Friday, pointed a gun at a teller and demanded cash. Unfortunately for him, a courageous citizen, who thought he was just depositing cash that day, immediately acted. He quickly knocked then gun out of the suspect’s hand, which was a fake, and then put him into a tight chokehold, which he maintained until the police arrived according to TheBlaze.
The good Samaritan, who’s name was not released, held him in such a tight chokehold that the robber actually passed out. Police arrived to find English unconscious, but alive on the floor. He was transported to the hospital but should fully recover just fine.
English will likely face first degree robbery charges when is released, and the awesome citizen will fortunately not face any charges because it was fully legal to perform a citizen’s arrest.
Sgt. Jason Halifax, of the Des Moines Police Department said, “It’s an arrest that any person has the right to make by Iowa Code to detain him until law enforcement arrives.”