UPDATE: Elderly Store Owner Speaks Out After Blowing Off the Arm of Would-Be Robber

The elderly owner of a California liquor store spoke-out this week after video went viral showing the 80-year-old blowing off the arm of a would-be robber who entered his business.

“I would always protect my employees, my customers, myself. This instance, fortunately, I was here by myself, so I only had to worry about that. I took care of it and that was that,” the store’s owner, identified by CBS LA as Craig Cope, told the station. 

“I did a lot of hunting when I was a little kid,” he added. “I’d put food on the table. So, I still remember things from a long time ago.” 

“And when they’re letting people out… and we’ve got bad people, let’s face it. There’s bad people, bad people we don’t need. We need to get them locked up because this is a scary situation when that happens,” he also said. “Everybody works hard. They got bills to pay. These guys are going to come in and take it away from you. Not here.”