Shop owner, Sab Dhillon, talks about the moment, dramatically caught on CCTV, when he risked his life to fight off an axe-wielding robber.
Quietly spoken Sab, who runs Shildon Post Office and Stores, in County Durham, ran from the back office to tackle the thug as he used the axe to threatened a shop assistant.
The robber, whose face was hidden by a scarf and hood, failed to get behind the counter to reach the till so shouted at cashier Andrea Brighty to put the money into a bag - as a second robber guarded the door.
However, Mr Dhillon, ignored the danger and pounced, grabbing the axe man from behind. The pair fell against shelves in the Redworth Road store, knocking items to the ground, during the struggle.
The 46-year-old managed to force the robber to the floor where he placed him in a stranglehold - while the accomplice fled.
Meanwhile, Mr Dhillon's wife, Sam, 40, arrived and used her son's baseball bat to help further subdue the man until police arrived.
The drama was all captured on the store's CCTV system.