Victim Snatches Gun From Robbers Hand

A robbery victim in Greenville is talking about his decision to reach up and grab the gun from the suspect pointing it in his face.

It was at Willoughby Park apartments where Greenville police say 20 year-old David Dahabiyeh sat inside his vehicle outside a friend's apartment when the gunman approached him and demanded money. "I reached in my pocket, I think I had a ten dollar bill and a one dollar bill, as soon as he grabbed the money, I reached up for the gun, hold it up in the air. We kind of tussle a little bit. I snatched it from him and that's when he takes off.

Dahabiyeh says he was scared about the ordeal and knows it wasn't the smartest thing to do, but says he worked hard for his money and wasn't going to give it up.

While Dahabiyeh wasn't injured, police generally do not advise taking on an armed robber. They say it is usually best to comply and get away with your life, instead of jeopardizing it.


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  • by lee Location: N. virginia on Sep 11, 2009 at 01:56 AM
    I never wondered....
  • by mark Location: snow hill on Sep 10, 2009 at 09:12 PM
    Just saw the report on this story. What I don't understand is why you would show so much of the secne of the crime??? Obviously the community has somewhat of a right to know but the criminal suspect is still out there...why not protect those in that area???
  • by Linda Location: Greenville on Sep 10, 2009 at 09:00 PM
    I used to live in that area and I always felt that the lighting in the parking areas weren't adaquent enough. Nor did you ever see police patrol often. This is why I moved. The management really needs to do something about that. This is ridiculous that you can't live anywhere these days without constantly having to look over your shoulder. I think the victim was foolishly brave in this situation. You are a lucking guy!!!!
  • by tony Location: gvegas on Sep 10, 2009 at 05:06 PM
    It was a black gunman for all who were wondering
  • by MX Location: Grnv on Sep 10, 2009 at 04:52 PM
    He should have used the gun to shoot the thief.
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