Watch: Video of vape store owner stabbing attempted robber released

The video of a Las Vegas vape store owner stabbing a robber to defend himself has been released.

The footage shows owner Johnny Hguyen approached by two men in ski masks attempting to rob him.

The situation

“I asked them first nicely to leave but the guy took my tip jar, which was fine,” Nguyen said, according to the New York Post.

“When they came back and tried to take some more, that’s when it escalated,” he added.

“I remember him saying, ‘Please don’t let me die,’” Nguyen continued, according to the report. “He said he was sorry. By that point, he took off his mask himself. I was trying to get on the phone with the police when he was trying to talk to me. I just ran and wanted to make sure the police and ambulance would get here on time.”

The aftermath

A friend of the store’s owner has since started an online fundraiser to help Nguyen with any legal costs he may face over defending himself.

So far, the owner has not been charged for defending himself and protecting his store.

The case remains under investigation. The other robber fled the scene, leaving his friend behind.

The case offers an interesting look at increased crime and what happens when owners stand up and fight back.

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