Authorities said Ryan Flores, 30, attempted to rob a Starbucks in Fresno in July, but 58-year-old Cregg Jerri picked up a chair and hit Flores in the back with it. The two got into a violent scuffle, and both sustained injuries. Now the Flores family says their son plans on suing Jerri for excessive force, according to YourCentralValley.
Flores is in jail and faces a felony attempted robbery charge. His mother, Pamela Chimienti, said she doesn’t condone her son robbing the store, but argued that Jerri should not have attacked her son the way he did.
The video of the attempted robbery and ensuing struggle went viral. It’s difficult to see exactly what happens as the two men tangle, but investigators said Flores stabbed Jerri in the neck. Jerri then managed to get control of the knife and used it to stab Flores multiple times.