The hero is named Mustafa Yakupoglu.
"This is the third time for me, but this time was different. I was not scared."
A native of Turkey, Yakupoglu moved to America in 1995 and worked at a gas station in Huntington Station that was robbed twice.
But his inner Charles Bronson stayed hidden during those stick-ups, and he handed over cash without resisting.
"I was new to this country back then," he said. "I couldn't speak the language. I couldn't speak English.
"Now I can speak."
What do you think of his actions? Was he foolish or heroic? One thing I noticed is he didn't shoot them in the back as they were fleeing. For that restraint I give him credit.
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