Las Vegas Vape Shop Owner Defends Himself Against Robbers


Johnny Nguyen, Owner of Smoke Strom Smoke Shop, defends himself against two men with ski masks on as they attempt to rob his shop.

Around 3:25 p.m., two men with black ski masks enter the store and approach the counter. Nguyen ask the two men why they had ski masks on.

“Can you just leave,” you hear him say on the video cam footage.

One man takes the tip and the other man jumps over the counter and attempts to get something, but Nguyen stabs him before he can.

“Please stop! I’m dead I’m dead,” the man shouts while the other robber runs out.

“I was scared for my life,” Nguyen told reporters. “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.”

“I remember him saying, ‘Please don’t let me die,’” he said. “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.”


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