An Illinois Subway sandwich shop worker bravely fought back against an armed robber, hitting him with his own gun — just to get suspended after posting now-viral leaked footage of her heroism, she said.
Araceli Sotelo was caught on camera on Sept. 5 as she screamed for help and begged a hooded robber to stop hitting her while she worked alone at a branch in Rockford.
“He kind of just showed me his gun, and I was like freaking out,” she told WTVO. “[He said] ‘give me all the money … give me everything before I hurt you,’” she recalled of the terrifying confrontation.
After at least a minute of pleading with her attacker, Sotelo finally struck back — hitting and pushing him and trying to get him in a standing headlock, the footage showed.
“He was smaller than me, so I have that advantage … I could at least put my weight on him, push him,