Subway worker suspended after sharing video of her fighting armed robber

Subway worker suspended after sharing video of her fighting armed robber


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.

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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,

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