|Updated: 12/24/2011 12:37 pm
||Published: 12/23/2011 8:26 pm
PINE BLUFF, AR -- Surveillance video shows a robbery suspect walking up to a Pine Bluff store counter with a gun. Police say he fires at least six shots at the clerk, Raed Qatoum. But there is a problem with his a plan.
"He put the gun in my face, and he tried to shoot. He clicked the thing. But for some reason, the bullet's not going out," said Qatoum.
Then Qatoum says the man tries to come behind the counter. But Qatoum, noticing the gun is malfunctioning, decides to wrestle with the suspect.
"I throw his gun away. I beat him up. And I hold him until the police come," said Qatoum.
Pine Bluff respond minutes later and escorted the suspect out of the store. 39-year-old Christopher Clark is now facing an attempted murder charge. But after Wednesday night's frightening crime at the convenience store on Walnut Street, Qatoum is now having nightmares.
"The only thing I can say is thank God. He saved my life," said Qatoum.