Monday, March 09, 2009

Sheepdog 1, Wolf 0

Job well done, Mr. Correia.

A Brockton dad who wrestled a loaded shotgun away from a man who robbed his Brockton convenience store yesterday afternoon said he did what he had to do to save his nephew and wife, who stood next to him when the gun-wielding thug demanded cash.

“I jump on him and I got the gun with two hands and then he started fighting. We were fighting,” recounted Cape Verde immigrant 48-year-old Bebiano Correia, whose store, Universal Grocery Food Market was robbed Sunday afternoon. “He didn’t want to give me the gun.”

Correia, a married dad of six, said the struggle lasted two minutes, and ultimately ended with the thief abandoning his loaded pistol grip shotgun, swiping $200 cash and fleeing.

More stories like this one, please.