Yes, that’s a chair being rammed into the cranium of Jerry Evans Madril. It was at that moment that Madril realized he had made an unfortunate mistake. It all went downhill from there, as Madril’s plan to rob the Mi Nidito restaurant in Tucson with a knife began to fall apart, as several large employees converged on him, putting him in a choke hold, beating him, and holding him until police officers arrived.
Officers said Jerry Evans Madril, armed with a knife, entered the restaurant and demanded money.
Workers in the store were not intimidated and fought back.
“He was outnumbered with the knife,” said Manny Olguin, a worker at Mi Nidito. “You could see it was a little box cutter. It wasn’t a big machete or nothing.”
The employees subdued Madril and held him until police arrived.
“We all had him on the floor and I could feel my leg scratching,” Olguin said. “I was like, ‘he’s cutting me. He’s cutting me.’ I got 16 stitches.”
The 20-year-old Madril, who suffered minor injures, is facing charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault and burglary. He is being held on a $50,000 bond.
According to records from the Arizona Department of Corrections, this isn’t Madril’s first run-in with law enforcement.
In 2012, he served time for attempted arson and attempted assault. Four years later, Madril was sentenced for criminal damage and attempted robbery.
While in prison, Madril was disciplined for drug possession, disruption and disobeying orders.
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Tucson’s KOLD provides a different angle of the altercation and an exclusive interview with the restaurant owner, who was injured in the melee: