Hero hotel clerk turns the tables on armed robber by grabbing his gun when he sets the weapon down to stuff cash into his bag
- Hotel clerk snatched a robber’s gun after he demanded her to give him money
- He was putting cash in a bag when she leaped from the firearm on the counter
- After she pointed the gun at him he ran away but later came back again
- Cory T. Phillips, 26, has been arrested on robbery and stolen possession charges
A heroic hotel clerk turned the tables on a robber by grabbing his gun while he stuffed cash into a bag.
The unnamed woman’s brave act was captured on surveillance footage at County Inn and Suites in Paducah, Kentucky, on Monday.
The criminal was standing behind the hotel’s front-desk when he pointed his gun at her and instructed she give him money.
While he snatched the cash, she was able to swipe his gun from the counter and pointed it at him causing the clumsy crook to run out of the door.
Cory T. Phillps, 26, of Paducah, Kentucky, was arrested in connection with the incident and faces charges for robbery and receiving a stolen gun.
The brave hotel clerk confronted the robber on Monday after he walked behind the counter and then demanded she give him cash
But while the thief was loading money into his bag, the female employee made a grab for his gun and pointed it at him
Philips was caught during a routine traffic stop on Tuesday afternoon, Paducah Police Department reported.
They pulled over a gray Dodge Stratus after noticing the driver was ‘not wearing a seat belt’ and noted that he appeared ‘nervous’.
Police found a stolen Apple computer inside the vehicle, which had been reported missing from the same home that the gun used in the robbery was taken from.
The officer also noticed a ‘Spyder brand white t-shirt’ similar to one found near the scene of the robbery.
They believe Phillips was the man caught in surveillance footage, which showed a man escaping with cash after the incident but without his gun.
Cory T. Phillips, 26, of West Paducah, Kentucky, was arrested in connection with the robbery on Monday. He will face charges for the incident and also for receiving a stolen firearm
Footage from the scene showed the male had masked his identity with a white scarf and had a hat covering much of his head.
During the confrontation with the hotel employee the man jumped on the counter and appeared to threaten the woman repeatedly.
Despite what appeared to be a hostile environment, she pushed him off the desk and later stood her ground once more after taking his gun.
Shortly after pointing the weapon at him, he raced back into the hotel and appeared to demand that she give the gun back to him.
But the woman refused and continued to aim at him, even when he tried to jump over the counter for a second time.
Phillips was booked into McCracken County Regional Jail, he will face a first degree charge of robbery and receiving stolen property.
The unnamed female employee (left) watched as the robber (right) ran away when she pointed the gun at him
Soon after the robber charged back into the hotel and appeared to threaten the employee again despite her pointing the gun at him. Eventually she scared him off again