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Auto Zone manager fights back against gunman


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Updated: 6/17/2013 11:49 pm Published: 6/17/2013 11:46 pm


A manager at an auto parts store fought back against a gunmen but the gun ends up going off.

Tulsa police officers were called to the Auto Zone in the 5000 block of North Peoria Avenue Monday night when two masked men rushed through the store.

"He just walked up behind him and turned around and saw the gun pointed at his head and instinctively grabbed the gun," said Cpl. Darin Filak.

Police say no one was hit by the gun but there a short fight.

"Then the employee actually punched the armed robber, they went to the gun then the armed robber jumped out and they ran out of the store," said Filak.

Police are looking over surveillance video taken from inside the Auto Zone to get a closer look at the masked men.

There was another employee inside the store during the robbery but he was not injured.

Police used its helicopter and the K9 unit to track the suspects but they were not found.

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Mayor Maynot - 6/18/2013 3:34 PM
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There was only a vague story.

Mayor Maynot - 6/18/2013 3:30 PM
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There was only a vague story.

Mayor Maynot - 6/18/2013 3:27 PM
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You know I know from a personal incident that fox perverts the news to fit their views. My neighbor got stabbed in the back by his girl friends son after she convinced him to kick her son out if the home. Fox reported it as a landlord tenant dispute.

FOX23News - 6/18/2013 9:08 AM
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The manager went for the gun when fighting the robber. There was only a vague suspect description.

carol - 6/18/2013 8:20 AM
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Who wrote this? So confused. Who is the"they" that went to the gun? Suspect description?
 
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