Flower shop clerk takes gun from armed robber

A flower shop clerk turned the tables on an armed man trying to rob the store. 

According to police, 33-year-old Keith Martin got into an argument with an employee during the attempted robbery on Avenue J last Friday night. 

They say it wasn't long before the worker managed to take the gun from Martin and held him there until officers arrived. News 12 obtained a photo of the scene. 

Martin is facing charges for robbery, menacing, assault, harassment and criminal possession of a weapon. 

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