Koy Sam was locking up his restaurant, K&S Seafood Bar and Grill, in Houston, when two armed men entered and demanded money from the register.
Sam told KHOU he was cleaning the back room of the restaurant just after 8 p.m. on Saturday night when “all of a sudden my wife ran back panicking.”
As one of the robbery suspects went for the register, a customer still finishing up his meal in the restaurant turned the tables in the huge way. He got up out of his seat, pulled his own firearm and bravely confronted the suspects, KHOU-TV reports.
The armed good Samaritan reportedly opened fire at one of the suspects when he attempted to run, striking glass windows. He was able to hold the other man at gunpoint until police arrived.
It wasn’t immediately clear if he hit the fleeing suspect, who remained at large as of Tuesday. But he left the restaurant empty-handed.
Sam described the heroic customer, saying, “He was amazing. He absolutely kept us all calm, made sure everything was okay.” Sam added that although nothing was stolen, he was planning on having a surveillance system installed as soon as possible.