LOS ANGELES -- A 31-year-old man accused of robbing a hotel clerk at gunpoint was captured by two martial arts experts visiting from Oregon.
It happened Wednesday at a hotel in the 300 block of N. Vermont Avenue.
Surveillance video shows the suspect, identified as Luis Rosales, wandering around the hotel lobby.
The clerk, fearing he was going to be shot, opened the register and gave the suspect money, according to police.
During the robbery, an elevator door opened, and two hotel guests who happened to be martial arts experts in town for a martial arts tournament heard the clerk's cry for help and immediately took action.
The pair grabbed the suspect who was holding a gun in his right hand.
During the tussle with the suspect, the Good Samaritans repeatedly asked him to drop the gun and stop struggling, police say.
The pair was finally able to wrestle the gun from the suspect and took him to the ground with a leg sweep and then held him on the ground until officers arrived.
Rosales, a resident of Los Angeles, was taken into custody without further incident.
A loaded 9mm handgun and the money taken from the cash register were found inside Rosales' backpack, police say.
Rosales was booked for armed robbery with a firearm.
He is being held on $101,250 bail.
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Looks like they eventually choked him out. Anyway, sucks to be this loser.