"I'm still here": Watch a patriotic immigrant business owner whip out a gun to defend the store he's run in Ohio for 23 years
· Feb 1, 2022 · NottheBee.com

Few things make you feel as deeply patriotic about America as the immigrants who come here, put down roots, and embrace the country and the communities in which they live. Like, for instance, Raj Patel:

The owner of an Ohio gas station defended his business against an armed, would-be robber by pulling out his own gun.

Raj Patel has owned a BP gas station in Mount Sterling, Ohio, for the last 23 years. On the night of Jan. 10, he not only had to defend his business but also protect his own life. The incident was caught on surveillance video.

The video shows a man walk up to the counter inside the store. He leaves then quickly returns with a gun. Patel puts the cap back on his drink and pulls out his own gun. As the suspect runs away, [Patel] fires one shot then calls police.

Video of the incident highlights Patel's incredible bravery as well as his professed love for his neighbors and the place he calls home:

I love people and I love my customers. It's a great community. I came from another country, but they teach me everything I need to learn from here.


As Patel tells a customer in the news report: "I'm still here."

😤 🙌


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