Storeowner Outwits Robber

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Man distracts attacker long enough to retrieve pistol. On today's Hero of the Day, Cam Edwards reports on John Quinn, 56, of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, who runs the U-Save Liquors outlet. When Kevin Mortimer pulled a knife on him and demanded money, Quinn began to struggle with the assailant but eventually decided to try a deception instead. Claiming that he was too tired to fight any more, he handed Mortimer the store keys and advised him to lock the front door. While the robber fumbled with the keys, Quinn went into his office and emerged with his Walther PPK. Mortimer, who already has a long criminal record, fled and was apprehended by police soon afterwards.