An Army veteran took down and choked out an armed casino robber wearing a Batman mask in Germany last summer.
The armed man – wearing working gloves, a ski mask, a Batman mask and a scarf – walked into the gambling hall that U.S. soldier Elliot Montalvan, 35, was working at in Heidingsfeld, Bavaria.
“I thought someone wanted to play a prank on me,” Montalvan said, until he heard the man say “Give me the money” in German.
When the man walked in front of the counter with a gun, Montalvan, a U.S. Army veteran with the 172nd Infantry Brigade, 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment out of Schweinfurt, Germany, took his chance to take down the robber.
Montalvan grabbed the man’s arm with the gun in it and took him to the ground.
The robber was sentenced to 39 months in prison.