The 31-year-old Muay Thai expert thwarted an armed robbery attempt at a convenience store in Las Vegas on Wednesday, and even tweeted about the incident (presumably using the hand that wasn’t holding down the thief):
Just stopped a robbery in old town las vegas, guy had knife and grabbed handful of $, I took his knife and held him til security arrived!
— James McSweeney (@mcsweeneymma) August 16, 2012
McSweeney spoke with MMA Weekly a day later to provide more details about the incident.
McSweeney says he was showing his family members, who were visiting from England, around Fremont Street in Las Vegas and they went to a store to pick up souvenirs.