Sunday, February 28, 2010

Hilo pharmacist’s life or death struggle with armed robber

From Big Island Video News (Hawaii):
It was a day like any other at Tom Moyer’s Windward Pharmacy at the Puainako Town Center in Hilo on Tuesday, until he found himself in a life or death struggle with an armed robber who was demanding drugs and wielding a loaded 30.06 bolt-action rifle.

As Moyer recounts in this video, the lengthy (and terrifying) grapple over the rifle led to suspect Paul Santoro - a 28 year old Puna man - being disarmed, and later arrested at the pharmacy for his actions.

Pharmacist Tom Moyer's life or death struggleThe 57 year old Moyer had some help from his pharmacy employees. Hawaii County Police say two of the pharmacy employees were injured during the incident. A female employee sustained an injury to the back of her head when she was allegedly struck by the suspect. The male pharmacist sustained lacerations to his hands. Both refused treatment. ...more

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