Houston, TX – A would-be robber at a used car lot in Houston lost his nerve after the employee he planned to rob pulled out his own gun (video below).
The incident occurred at about 5 p.m. on March 21 at a car lot located in the 7300-block of Gulf Freeway, KWTX reported.
Security cameras in the parking lot showed two men pulling into the parking lot in a black Mercedes sedan.
Police said that one of the men asked an employee at the dealership if he could test drive a car, KWTX reported.
The employee led the potential customer inside the office and went behind his desk, surveillance video from inside the business showed.
Security footage showed that as the employee went behind his desk, the customer lifted up his sweatshirt and revealed a gun secured by a red scarf underneath.
The video showed the would-be robber had his hand on the pistol, but before he could draw it, the alert employee saw what was happening and drew his own weapon, according to police.
When the suspect saw the employee’s gun, he said “no!” quickly and grinned.
Then he let his sweatshirt drop over his gun again, turned, and immediately left the office of the car lot, the video showed.
Police said the suspect fled the area on foot, KWTX reported.
The second suspect fled the parking lot in the Mercedes sedan with temporary license plates that the two men had arrived in.
Officials have asked anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713-222-TIPS or online at www.crime-stoppers.org or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app, KWTX reported.
Watch the incident unfold in the video below: