A would-be robber got the ride of his life inside a convenience store in Midlothian,Texas...that ride was mostly backwards and then onto his face, thanks to an off-duty fireman from Mansfield.   

Surveillance video from the store captured the incident which shows the knife-wielding suspect brushing past the firefighter.  According to a report, Daniel Gaskey, who is also a former Marine, assessed the situation and then sprang into action.  Within 7 seconds, the situation was diffused and under control until law enforcement arrived.

Gaskey was actually on his way to work and was worried about running late to the fire station after the incident.  Gaskey went on to say that he said a prayer for the 19 year old suspect.

This world needs many more Daniel Gaskeys.