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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Good Guy With Gun Stops Knife-Wielding Robber Without Firing A Shot

At noon on Sunday, Rossana Lynn was sitting in her Toyota at a Seminole, Fla., Publix parking lot when someone approached. It was 49-year-old Bobby Martin Watson, who proceeded to open the door and reach for her purse. When Lynn fought back, Martin stabbed her in the abdomen and thigh, then took off running.

Christopher McMann, who witnessed the struggle, confronted Martin, who then stabbed him in the back. However, McMann kept running in pursuit and was joined by another good Samaritan, Travis Jones. Both men managed to tackle Watson, who also stabbed Jones in the abdomen during a struggle. As Jones and McMann fought the suspect, Florida authorities say Donald Rush had noticed the commotion and retrieved a handgun from his vehicle. Rush ran to the brawl and managed to disarm Watson, then hold him at gunpoint until police arrived.

Lynn, McMann and Jones all suffered non-life-threatening injuries, while Watson was arrested for armed robbery and battery.