Zack Thome, an Iraq War Army veteran and Mixed Martial Arts fighter, who is also a college student in Grand Rapids, happened to be in a convenience store when some derelict tried to rob the store. Being what he is, Zack choked the thief out, who claimed that he was armed, but apparently wasn’t and held him until police arrived;
“It’s kind of my hometown. I live right next to the place, you know, I’m in there everyday. I think if it was the other way around, if I worked there and the guy at the register was there, he would have done the same thing,” said Thome, who’s also an Army veteran who did a tour of duty in Iraq.
Police haven’t released the suspect’s name. He’s being held in jail pending his arraignment.
There’s video of the action at Fox17.
Thanks to Wayne for the link.