Clerk Begs Robber Not To Shoot Her, Then She Tells Him To Pray With Her Instead

by Emerald Pellot
Emerald Pellot graduated summa cum laude from New York University with a degree in Writing & Popular Culture. She worked as Senior Editor of College Candy for 2 years, covering feminism, popular culture, and college life before joining LittleThings in 2015. Based in New York City, Emerald covers a wide range of topics from human interest pieces to celebrity news.

Angela Montez is an Indianapolis store clerk at a check cashing place. One day, while on the job, a man in his early twenties walked in.

He had a gun, it was loaded, and he wanted cash.

It’s impossible to know what you’ll do and how you’ll react when put in a life-threatening situation, but what Angela did next was unbelievable! Angela began to pray; she began to talk to the robber about God.

They prayed together for 40 minutes, and the entire incident was caught on camera.

The man, 23-year-old Gregory L. Smith, explained that he was doing this for his family. He began to cry. He hadn’t done this before; in fact, he was a veteran.

He hadn’t had a job in months. His daughter and whole family were going to be homeless.

Angela begged him not to go through with it. He apologized. He handed her the only bullet in his gun. He took $20, then he turned himself in to the police.

“I believe the Lord sent us both together. The more we talked, he just broke down… He said, ‘Talk to me. No one will talk to me. I have nobody,'” Angela told GMA. “I told him, ‘Don’t do this. You’re young. Don’t do this to jeopardize your life.’ He started crying, ‘But we’re going to be homeless. I haven’t had a job in months. I’ve tried everything.'”

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