Restaurant Employees Nab Would-Be Robber

Restaurant Employees Nab Would-Be Robber

By Kathy Niver. CREATED Jan 10, 2012

Omaha, NE - 7:55 in the morning and Pepperjax employees were getting ready for the day. They weren't expecting a 20-year-old woman with a gun to walk in and point it at them.

According to police reports, would-be robber Sondra Newsom "walked in the back door and pointed a gun at her (the female employee's) head."

But another worker--19-year-old Cody Loparco--saw what was happening and tackled the suspect, knocking the gun out of her hand. He held her on the ground until officers arrived.

Police booked Newsom for attempted robbery and use of a weapon to commit a felony.

Reported by Kathy Sarantos Niver,