Attempted Robbery at “We Buy Gold” Goes Very Badly for Robber
“We Buy Gold” in Hendersonville, NC was the scene of either a very badly-executed robbery or excellent example of self-defense, depending on your point of view. Shortly before closing on December 24th, the bumbling thief, Mostafa Kamel Hendi, pointed a pistol at the lone clerk, Derek Mothershead, demanding money. Hendi came around the counter and watched as Mothershead emptied the till.
The clerk then offered the money bag to the thief, who stepped forward to receive the money. What Hendi received instead was a round-house left to the nose that knocked him unconscious. At the same time, Mothershead disarmed his assailant with his right hand. When the thief regained consciousness, he asked to be let go. While waiting for the police to arrive, Mothershead handed Hendi a roll of paper towels and told him to clean up his own blood on the floor. Hendi is being held with bond set at $100,000. The pistol was later determined to be a BB gun.