This is what happens when you try to rob a convenience store right in front of a former Marine. 

The would-be robber appeared to be unconcerned about Daniel Gaskey, a local Texas firefighter, standing right behind him as he pulled a knife and demanded money from the clerk.

Gaskey quickly turned the tables on the suspect, and the surveillance video of the June 26 incident has just been released.

"I felt like I could control that situation really quickly, but ya had to move fast," Gaskey said on "Fox and Friends" this morning.

Gaskey said after assessing where the weapon was located and the distance between the robber and the clerk, he made his move. 

He said in that situation, you have to be in complete control of the suspect's hand closest to the weapon.

As you can see, Gaskey didn't give the thug any room to maneuver once he got him on the ground. 


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Gaskey, who served in Iraq for eight years doing intelligence work, said his years of military and fire training taught him how to function in a "fearful or stressful environment."

Gaskey said he has no regrets about putting himself in danger. 

"At that moment it was the right thing to do. You can't second-guess it when it's the right thing to do," he said. 

Gaskey held the suspect at bay until police arrived a few minutes later to the Midlothian, Texas gas station.

The suspect, identified as 19-year-old Dylan Bearden, faces a charge of aggravated robbery.

Watch the video and interview below.

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