Back in July we brought you the story of a Starbucks patron who beat the snot out of an armed robber, pummeling him with a chair before stabbing the perp with his own knife. Now the family of the fine, upstanding citizen is announcing plans to sue 58 year old Good Samaritan Cregg Jerri, for using excessive force in stopping the armed robbery.
Flores remains in jail, and faces a felony attempted robbery charge. His mother, Pamela Chimienti, said the family does not condone what he allegedly did, but she said Flores should not have been attacked back the way he was.
The surveillance video went viral. In the video, you can see Jerry enjoying his drink at Starbucks. Suddenly, a man wearing a Transformers mask pulls out a gun, a knife, and a bag, and demands money from the barista. Investigators have identify the suspect as Flores. In the video, Jerri is seen hitting Flores with a chair, and a violent fight ensues. Investigators said Jerri was stabbed in the neck during the struggle, but managed to wrestle away the knife and stab Flores several times.
Chief Jerry Dyer calls Jerri a hero. But Chimienti said her son is a victim too.
“He has 17 total stab wounds, lacerations, and defensive wounds,” stated Chimienti.
Chimienti said Jerri used excessive force when trying to stop her son from allegedly robbing the Starbucks.
She said, “The guy, in my opinion, went from a Good Samaritan to a vigilante. Stabbing somebody that many times, it doesn’t take that many stab wounds to get somebody to succumb to you.”
I am sure he was a good boy. Other than the whole armed robbery thing. Allegedly.