Marcelino M. Orozco rescued Apolinar Correa from assault, Bellflower, California, August 19, 2011. Correa, 54, was working at a desk in the front office of a business when a man entered, approached him, and, pointing a loaded 12-gauge shotgun at him, demanded money. Correa stepped to the cash register and opened it, the assailant following, keeping him at gunpoint. As the assailant removed money from the register, Correa grasped the barrel of the gun and tried to wrest it from him. A struggle ensued, during which the assailant went to the floor, still in possession of the gun. About then, Orozco, 44, a delivery driver for the establishment, entered the office. He immediately advanced to Correa and the assailant and, standing over the assailant, grasped him by the head and put his knee into the assailant’s back to immobilize him as Correa maintained his struggle and succeeded in disarming him. Orozco and Correa kept the assailant to the floor until police arrived shortly and arrested him.
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