No one, especially the criminal, expected that.

Petra Hapsari   19 July 2016 13:31 - What would you do if a man suddenly comes up and points a gun at you? Scream? Run? Pretend to faint? Actually faint? Well, the last option is a bit of a risk, but what this New Zealander just did will blow your mind.

What did he do, you ask?

Nothing! He did nothing!

Said Ahmed, who moved from Egypt to New Zealand 20 years ago, got a visit from an unknown armed robber at his Egyptian Kebab House in Christchurch on May 25.

“He came into my shop and took out a gun from a bag and asked me to give him money.” he told the BBC.

How he reacted was priceless.

“I’m not a hero. I just stayed calm and he wasn’t expecting that.” Ahmed was caught on CCTV ignoring the robber and continued serving his customer. “I am a businessman. I hadn’t finished with my customer and my priority was to finish serving him.”

Ahmed said he then walked to the kitchen to call police as his customer was leaving.

“I told him (I was calling the police), too, and he couldn’t believe it. For a moment, I was scared he might shoot but then I just thought if that happens then it is my destiny, but my calm reaction just surprised him I think and he just run away.”

The video of him ignoring the robber was posted on Canterbury police’s Facebook page and got more than 340,000 views and 1,200 shares.

“It was a surprise because nothing like this has ever happened to me in the 15 years I have owned the shop.” Ahmed said. “It has made me a little bit famous though and that is quite nice.”

The police are still searching for the gunman.



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