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One-Legged Man Trips Up Robber in Boston

A man with a prosthetic leg saved the day at a Boston convenience store when he tripped a robber attempting to escape.

A man with a prosthetic leg saved the day at a Boston convenience store when he tripped a robber attempting to escape.

Steve Cornell was at an ATM outside the store Wednesday night when he noticed the owner was being robbed at gunpoint, The Boston Globe reports.

“I waited until [the robber] came outside the door and I kind of pounced on him,” Cornell told the Globe.

Cornell and the store owner held down the robber until cops arrived on the scene.

The 55-year-old father of two has worn a prosthetic leg for years after an accident at age 12 when he tried to jump on a freight train. He seemed satisfied with his reaction to the robbery and said he would do it again.

“I might think a little longer on it, but I would," he told the Globe.

Police arrested and charged Eric F. Homan, 23, with armed robbery as well as assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, MyFoxBoston.com reports.

Homan was arraigned Thursday and is being held without bail, WHDH reported.

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