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Suspect In Starbucks Armed Robbery May Sue Man Who Stopped Him

Crime doesn't pay. That's especially true if you get caught, but one failed criminal seemingly has a new plan. He's suing the man who stopped him. 

Ryan Flores, 30, allegedly tried to rob a Starbucks in Fresno, California back in July but was stopped by Cregg Jerri, 58, who first tried to stop him by throwing a chair at Flores. According to investigators, Flores then stabbed Jerri in the neck. Jerri was about to get the knife away from Flores and stabbed Flores multiple times. 

The entire encounter was caught on security cameras. 

The Flores family says that their son plans on suing Jerri for excessive force. Ryan's mother, Pamela Chimienti, doesn't stand by her son committing armed robbery but she feels as if Jerri went too far saying, “The guy, in my opinion, went from a Good Samaritan to a vigilante. Stabbing somebody that many times, it doesn’t take that many stab wounds to get somebody to succumb to you.”

Flores had 17 stab wounds, according to his mother. 

Legal analyst, Charles Magill, doesn't believe this lawsuit is going anywhere saying, "Good luck finding an attorney that wants to represent a young robber who’s going to be convicted of robbery. That’s not going to sell very well to the jury."

Flores is currently being held on a $155,000 bail. He is expected back in court later this month. 

[h/t AJC]

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