Law enforcement, EMT, and military personnel make a living staying calm during times of crisis.
Looks like we can add “Jimmy John’s employee” to the list.
Kansas City Police released a video on Thursday that shows Jimmy John’s Assistant GM Tuker Murray remain perfectly calm during an armed robbery, including several seconds with a gun pointed at his head.
“After he pulled [the gun] out, I mean, I wasn’t that worried about it to be honest,” Murray told TMZ. “He didn’t seem that intimidating.”
In the video, would-be thief Terry Rayford appears to order a sandwich, only to brandish a semi-automatic handgun (if you can identify it, leave a comment and help me out).
The gun jams when Rayford tries to chamber a round, but he appears not to notice. With his finger on the trigger and live rounds in the gun, Rayford points the firearm at Murray’s chest and head.
While his fellow employee panics in the background (you can see his hands wave in the bottom right corner of the video), Murray calmly removes his glove (can’t get food on the cash!), empties the register, and hands Rayford a grand total of $280.
Here’s the best part. As Rayford begins to leave, Murray tries to give him the entire cash tray. Rayford looks at him, points the gun, and appears to say something like, “No, you keep it.”
While Murray couldn’t have acted much more judiciously, he almost tried to be a hero.
“If I had known one hundred percent that the gun was jammed, I probably would have grabbed, you know, grabbed it out of his hand when he leaned over the counter like that,” he told TMZ.
Even if the gun was jammed, grabbing for it could have bumped it into battery, and this story would have ended much differently.
Rayford is now in custody, and the investigation is continuing, according to the KCPD.
How would you have handled this situation if you were working at that Jimmy John’s location?