CCTV camera captures the moment when Daniel Gaskey, a Mansfield firefighter and ex-marine, took down an armed robber at the Exxon Oasis Food Store on 9th Street in Midlothian, Texas on the 26th of June.

The video reveals Gaskey standing at the counter getting ready to pay for his things when a white male wearing a black mask and red and black jacket enters the store and shoves him aside.

At first he moves back and puts his hands in the air, apparently mistaking the man for an impatient customer. Then, when he heard the robber demanding money from the clerk as he showed a fixed blade knife, he leaped forward and pulled him to the ground.

The firefighter took the knife from him and held him until the police arrived. The police have identified the would-be robber as Dylan Bearden. He was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery.