Sone Maniphonh, the owner of the Asian World Market grocery store in St. Louis, Mo., was at work when she and her husband were confronted by a man with a gun. “He walked in, and he wanted a 20-cent candy,” Maniphonh told KSDK. “I put right here, and he put gun on me. He point at me. After that he turn gun to my husband.”
When her husband began to struggle with the would-be robber, Maniphonh drew her handgun and pointed it at the suspect. He retreated from the store upon seeing the firearm, firing several rounds on his way out but missing the owners. Police are currently searching for the suspect. Maniphonh said that she had owned the gun for 20 years—and that given another chance, she would stand up for herself again rather than allow someone to rob her.