MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man turns the tables on a group of would-be robbers in Southeast Shelby County and it’s all caught on camera.
It all started when a contractor and his brother were hired by a young family to re-do a bathroom.
“I walked up to my truck, cut a piece of wood, turned around and walked back, and that point that’s when the one guy walked up here.”
James Jones said one guy aimed a shotgun at him, while two other men stood by his side. They demanded his car keys and phone.
“He hopped in the truck, told me to back up and as soon as I got away from this guy’s line of sight, I pulled my weapon,” said Jones.
That’s when his brother, Jeremy, heard the commotion.
“I was in the house working and I heard yelling.”
Jeremy was inside finishing up a bathroom remodel on East Holmes Saturday night.
“I walked outside and he’s got a gun drawn and there’s a guy in his truck and he’s yelling ‘Put your arms out the window before I shoot you,'” he said.
“He was in the truck, he couldn’t go no where.”
“I grabbed something on the ground and walked over to the door and told him to get on the ground or he’s going to die. He laid on the ground and I tied him up.”
The couple inside the home hid in a closet with their 3-year-old son and called 911.
Minutes later, deputies showed up and arrested Brendan Bryant for aggravated robbery, theft of property and drug charges.
The two other robbers he was with got away.
Detectives told the homeowner, the men likely followed her home from Olive Branch where she picked up a pizza. They just weren’t expecting to face these two contractors.
“It could have went 100 different ways. I’m glad it went the way it did. It worked out the best for everybody. No one got hurt, everybody is safe.”