25 year old small time criminal, Mostafa Kamel Hendi walked into a Hendersonville, North Carolina pawn shop looking to make some money. Not by pawning off any possessions, but by just taking it from the cash drawer. Unfortunately for him, employee Derek Mothershead was working and wasn't down with the plan.

In the surveillance video below, Hendi walks in wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled up over his head and his left hand hovering around his waist giving the impression that he is carrying a gun (which it turns out he was). As Mothershead describes it, Hendi demanded money from the drawer be put into a plastic shopping bag (which he so graciously provides). At first, Mothershead appears to abide by Hendi's request only to turn the tables at the last minute with a solid left-hook to the face.

Any police officer will tell you not to "take the law into your own hands" especially if you're confident the criminal you're dealing with in that moment is carrying a weapon. The reason being that your life is worth more than whatever is in your purse, wallet, or in this case, cash register. I certainly agree with that assessment, but it's nice to see Motherhead stand up to this thug and give him what he deserves.

Check it out for yourself:

[Source: ABC News via Buzzfeed]