In the early hours of Christmas morning, a man attempted to rob a local business in Gainesville, Georgia but his escape was thwarted after he slipped and hit his head on a patch of ice.
Around 1 am on Christmas day, 30-year-old Luis Sajbocho-Ordonez was hiding behind a business named El Gallo Mas Gallo Western Wear. He was reportedly waiting for an employee to exit the store and, when someone did, Sajbocho pulled a gun on the employee. He demanded that they hand over cash.
The employee reportedly refused and began to fight with Sajbocho. Soon, another employee came out and intervened, causing Sajbocho to panic. He fired his gun and tried to run away, however, the would-be thief’s bullet didn’t hit anyone and his escape route wasn’t as smooth as he had likely hoped.
Before getting very far, Sajbocho slipped on a patch of ice and hit his head on the ground, causing significant facial injuries. While Sajbocho was down and injured, witnesses jumped into action, taking away his two firearms away while they waited for police to arrive at the scene.
When the first responder arrived, Sajbocho was still laying on the ground. He was treated at the scene and then transported to the Hall County Jail.
Sajbocho was taken to jail and charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault. Police say additional charges are possible.
In a report on the incident, Gainesville police said it was “like a scene from Home Alone,” comparing the incident to the 1990s Christmas classic where the bungling robbers end up with many injuries (including slipping on ice) before being captured.
The police department added, “Fortunately, no serious injuries occurred and the perp went to jail.”