VIDEO>>> Gas Station Clerk/Semi-Pro MMA Fighter Beats Robbers Into Submission When They Tried to Rob His Store
Mayura Dissanyake, a former Sri Lankan national MMA champ, works at a Fuel Depot in Houston. Dissanyake used his skills to beat the robbers into submission when they tried to rob the Fuel Depot.
A southside convenience store clerk turned the tables on a pair of accused robbers on July 10 on South Wayside near Interstate 45. Mayura Dissanyake works at a Fuel Depot, but he’s also a semi-professional mixed martial arts fighter. He was behind the counter when he noticed his co-worker returning to the store after a run to the bank. He saw two men jump out of an SUV and attack his co-worker, trying to grab the bank bag he was carrying.
The stores surveillance cameras were recording as Dissanayake ran outside and kicked one of the alleged robbers in the face.
“The first guy I saw, I just kicked him in the face,” he said. “Then I punched the other guy.”
They were moves he learned from cage matches. Dissanyake has been involved with mixed martial arts for more than a decade. He says he was the national champion for five consecutive years in his native Sri Lanka.
“We learn how to punch, how to kick and all that stuff you can use in the streets,” Dissanayake said. In the video, you see the accused crooks begin their retreat and the get-away car getting further away. As they ran, Dissanayake threw a punch that knocked one of the guys to the ground. His friends and accomplices left him there.
“I just kicked him until he lays down on the floor,” he said. “Until he stopped moving cause I wasn’t sure if he had a knife or a gun so I wanted him to stop moving.”
That guy deserves a raise. We need more trained and armed corner store clerks to deter criminals from taking the chance of getting their butt whooped every time they try to rob a 7-11.