You can either run and hide or take a stand, a 83 years old man inspires the World
According to a report the man who is a retired mechanic-fitter from Glanmire, ignored the weapon and calmly walked behind the desk to help the shop manager Tim Murphy who had a gun pointed to his head by one of the robbers.
The heroic man forced the robbers to flee away empty-handed after he stepped in and assisted the Shop manager to fight off the robbers.
Speaking with Irish Sun, Connor disclosed that he decided to take a stand instead of running to hide when he saw the robbers. he noted that he thought they were playing pranks at first but when he saw that they were serious, he decided to take action.
“You can either run and hide or take a stand and I took a stand. The two with the hammers had jumped in and were threatening Tim, the manager, and I decided to go and help him,” the great-grandfather told the Irish Sun.
Mr. O’Connor said he thought the raid was a stunt to begin with, before charging in without considering the potential danger.
“At first I thought it was a joke, a gimmick, but I quickly realized it was serious.
“Sometimes you can just sit down and do nothing or you can stand up to people like these and that’s what I did.” he added.