Restaurant Owner Thwarts Robbery With Sushi Knife

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South Philadelphia sushi-bar owner Ryan Zheng grabbed a sushi knife and stabbed a serial robbery suspect twice in the back yesterday after the man entered the restaurant and put a gun to Zheng’s face. Police say the 19-year-old suspect robbed Terryin Sushi Bar twice in the last three weeks and is also suspected of stealing from a nearby pizzeria and grocery store; he’s now in stable condition. Also depressing: His mother is reportedly friends with the owner — “I told him ‘Do what you have to do,’” she says — and the gun turned out to be fake. [ABC, NBC]