Two men who attempted to rob the Oasis Gas Station in Shingleton, Michigan, early Sunday morning are behind bars.
Unknown to the burglars, the gas station owner, Shawn Schank, was in the building at the time of the attempted burglary.
Schank, a veteran of the Iraq war, found the masked suspects behind the cashier’s counter at his register.
He ran toward the suspects and kicked one of them, causing him to fall to the floor. Schank then retrieved an AR-15 rifle from his office and ordered the masked men to leave his business.
During the altercation, one of the suspects peeled his mask off and pleaded with Schank not shoot him.
The suspects then fled on foot away from the Oasis Gas Station and Schank called 911 to report the incident.