New Jersey (The Gaslamp Post) – A man who happened to be walking past a Jersey City pizzeria wasted no time intervening when he saw a man inside in trouble. He was able to disarm the masked, would-be robber and save another’s life.
Police were called to a pizzeria early Saturday morning after a report of an attempted robbery. The victim, a 30-year-old employee of the restaurant, said he was approached as he was opening for the day.
He said that he was approached by a man wearing a black knit mask, and carrying an 18-inch pipe wrench. The assailant demanded money and ordered him to open the safe.
A passerby reportedly saw the man on the floor and a masked man holding a pipe wrench standing over him. The unidentified man entered the pizzeria and immediately went after the masked individual.
He disarmed the suspected robber and held him until police arrived.
Police arrested 18-year-old Jose Perez, and charged him with robbery, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, and unlawful possession of a weapon.
34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.
35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,
36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?
38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?
39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
(h/t: Jersey Journal)