The Walgreen's Hero
- With two Chicago police officers beaten and on the verge of getting shot by a shoplifting suspect, Ray Robinson knew he needed to join the fray.
Undeterred by the sound of a single gunshot that missed its mark, the short and slender Walgreens employee rolled on the ground with the officers and the 6-foot-3, 250-pound customer he had just helped moments before, forcing the man's fingers off the trigger as the man was about to fire a second time.
The mere seconds before he was finally subdued seemed like an eternity to Robinson. He later noticed that his work uniform was covered in the blood of one of the officers, who according to charges was punched by Thomas Thompson.
"They need help. They don't have this. And I knew the one cop was hurt," a soft-spoken Robinson, who is about 5 foot 6 and 130 pounds, said in an interview Sunday. "I just knew they needed help."
Just over half the weight of the bruiser and he jumped in. And thank god he did.
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