VIDEO: Former Marine takes down robbery suspect

MIDLOTHIAN, TX (KTRK) -- The right place at the right time. That's where firefighter and former Marine Daniel Gaskey was when a suspect was holding up a north Texas gas station.

The incident happened last month in Midlothian. Police say Dylan Bearden, 19, tried to rob an Exxon station. He reportedly pushed Gaskey aside, pulled out a knife and demanded money.

That's when Gaskey took matters into his own hands. He grabbed Bearden and threw him to the ground, holding him there until police arrived.

Bearden faces aggravated robbery charges.
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