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Nuther One for the Good Guys...Gun Disarm
He looks a little bit like Chuck Norris, and has been hearing people tell him that for years.
But the similarities donít stop with just the haircut and beard.
The similarities bleed over into physical ability as well.
A few minutes after midnight Wednesday, Stan Farmer used his ju-jitsu training to take the gun from an armed robber and prevent him from stealing cash from the register of Hartís Corner, 546 4th Ave.
Farmer, 44, is an instructor of Manubi Masho Ju-Jitsu at the Tri-City School of Martial Arts in Chesapeake, Ohio. He has also twice been awarded by the International Martial Arts Hall of Fame Council for his abilities.
A man pulled a gun on Farmer and another employee Wednesday night and tried to rob the store, according to a Huntington Police Department report.
Farmer approached the robber and offered his wallet to him, the report said. When the robber reached for it, Farmer dropped it on the floor. While the robber was distracted, Farmer grabbed the gun and took the man to the floor, according to the report.
During the struggle a gunshot was fired into the wall of the store, but no one was injured, according to the report. After the shot was fired, the weapon was taken from the robber, the report said. Two other employees helped Farmer hold the man by sitting on him until police arrived, according to the police report.
The robber was unconscious and was turning blue when police arrived, according to the report.
Stephen Allan McCaffrey, 39, of 11386 County Road 1, Chesapeake, Ohio, was arrested and charged with first-degree robbery and possession of a controlled substance for having two prescription pills without a prescription. McCaffrey was being held in the Cabell County Jail Thursday night on $125,000 bail.