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Video Depicting Las Vegas Vape Store Owner Goes Viral, Defends Stabbing A Robber

A Las Vegas vape store owner was found on a video repeatedly stabbing a would-be robber who frightened him by jumping over the counter. A video surfaced on Wednesday (Aug 3) wherein Jonathan Nguyen, the 22-year-old owner of Smokestrom Smoke Shop, was seen defending himself for stabbing the assailant a total of seven times before he crashed on the floor.

Jonathan Defends Stabbing A Robber…

On Wednesday, a Las Vegas vape store owner stabbed an alleged assailant during a robbery attempt, and the footage of the incident spread online. In the video, Jonathan Nguyen, the 22-year-old owner of Smokestrom Smoke Shop in Sahara Avenue Suite, Las Vegas, can be seen talking to the two suspected robbers at his store.

Johnny, the store owner repeatedly stabbed a crook who tightened him by jumping over his counter during a botched robbery, according to the video and the worker’s account of the incident. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officials told the vape business but did not release further details.

“I was scared for my life,” Nguyen told The Post on Friday (Aug 5). “When they came in, one of them had a bag in front of him like he had a firearm or something. I didn’t have much time to think. I grabbed my knife right next to the register.”

Nguyen, 22, said it was around 3:25 p.m. on Wednesday when two men wearing black ski masks entered his shop while another stood by the door. Video footage showed Nguyen asking the two suspects why they were wearing the ski masks.

When Nguyen asked them to leave, one of the suspects grabbed the tip jar.

“I asked them first nicely to leave but the guy took my tip jar, which was fine,” Nguyen said. “When they came back and tried to take some more, that’s when it escalated.”

Surveillance footage showed one of the suspects jumping over the counter and trying to grab some products off the shelf. Fearing for his life, Nguyen said he grabbed his knife with a three-inch blade and stabbed the assailant seven times.

The Robber Begs For Life…

Johnny stated to the police, “Stop, please! I am dead,” as he collapsed to the ground. He continued, “I remember him saying, ‘Please don’t let me die. 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.”

Nguyen stated that the police told him that the robber was 17 years old. His condition was not clear. The brazen attempted robbery at Nguyen’s Las Vegas shop happened a day after another business owner in California made national headlines after he shot a robber who entered his liquor store armed with an AR-15 rifle.

The store owner revealed that he is thankful that he survived the incident. He states that it left him shook and he plans on arming himself with other weapons for protection. About the robber, the store owner said that “Small business owners like us, this is our livelihood, and that such robbers are threatening his their lives and livelihood both. I wonder what the robber feels about it.

Mallika
I am Mallika Singh, a lawyer and writer by profession. Writing gives me a sense of freedom and independence. I am a keen observer and an ardent reader. When not at work, you can find me at the stable. Horse riding is another passion that keeps me going.
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