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Robbery Video: Subway worker caught on surveillance video pistol-whipping robber

Araceli Sotelo kicked some ass/TikTok

Subway worker pummels robber.

Blog King, Mass Appeal

ROCKFORD — Authorities in Illinois are investigating after a Subway employee pistol-whipped a robbery suspect. The ass-whuppin’ took place September 5th inside the deli in Rockford. It was also captured on video. Surveillance footage shows Araceli Sotelo wrestling with the hooded robber as she screamed for help. “He kind of just showed me his gun, and I was like freaking out,” she told WTVO. “[He said] ‘give me all the money … give me everything before I hurt you.’”

Araceli then grabbed the scrawny malefactor and put him in a headlock. The corpulent damsel used her big tits to subdue him. “He was smaller than me, so I have that advantage,” she explained. “I could at least put my weight on him, push him, or something.” During the scuffle, the assailant’s gun fell to the floor.

That’s when Araceli picked it up and beat him with it.

“He dropped it trying to hold onto my purse and I end up pulling his sweatshirt off him,” she recounted. “He wanted me to give him back his gun and his clothes. [Instead] I just hit him on the head with it, [because] that is what he was doing to me.”

Araceli posted leaked footage of the encounter on her TikTok page and fans absolutely love it. The video has already drawn millions of views. But management ain’t amused. Araceli was suspended indefinitely. Her boss told her, “If every one of these videos are not taken offline, you will be suspended.”

Ain’t that a bitch?

Araceli laid her life on the line for the restaurant and this is how they treat her?

Watch disturbing footage.

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This Post Has 88 Comments

  1. Ladies, if someone come to rob the place let them have it! Hell I’m leaving the store you can have the whole damn store! Everything in that store can be replaced, but your life can’t. Don’t try to be a super hero!

  2. Chipotle did this crap, too. I suspect franchises care more about liability to their brand rather than their people, despite all the “We’re a team” bs HR prints and promotes.

  3. No more SUBWAY FOR ME. ❤️ UNTIL THEY PUT THIS HERO, BACK TO WORK. GOOD JOB SWEETHEART🦸. SUBWAY LEADERS SHOULD BE ASHAMED. SHE CARED MORE FOR HER JOB. THEN SUBWAY CARES ABOUT HER.. SAD🖤.

  4. I hope if they fire her she sues them for wrong full termination. This is wrong smh. I hope she can sue them and get money from them. Not only should they get in trouble for only having one person on shift but they should also be repremended for there horrible actions towards this courageous employee

  5. Well first off did she ever get training from her job what they exspect her to do in a situation like this if not then that’s on them if they did then it’s on her. Most places like this just want you to comply this is why now days a limited amount of cash is in each till so robbers only get a bit of money. Plus in a gunman situation if there was customers inside she by fighting back can force the gunman to start shooting her the customers and that’s a big lawsuit for the families against business. And for God’s sakes who wears whore nails like that except whores.

  6. Someone should step up to the plate and give this lady a full time job I’d say she is a loyal employee

  7. Almost all corporations require you to be a complete victim. Your life is ALWAYS worth more than your job. NEVER just be a victim. Fight back, sometimes fight FIRST. Keep a firearm on you when you can (I.E don’t vote democrat).

  8. THIS LADY IS VERY COURAGEOUS!!!!!! SHE SHOULD TRAIN TO BECOME A POLICE OFFICER!!!!!!!!!

  9. Whaaaaaat? This is pure bullshit. CANCEL SUBWAY. BOYCOTT SUBWAY. Nobody wants their pedophilia filled nasty Jared subs anyway. CANCEL SUBWAY. This girl defended their store and could’ve lost her life. Such appreciation. SUBWAY SUCKS

  10. LETS ALL GET TOGETHER AND BOYCOTT SUBWAY AND LETS START NOW TODAY. HOW ABOUT FOLKS? IT’S TIME TO TAKE A STAND!!!!!

  11. Damn when u finally get confirmation that these big greedy corporations do look at us as only minorities smh

  12. Employer’s are getting out hand . So now you’re not allowed to protect or defend yourself while at work when attacked . So they want you to become a victim ( dead ) for what …
    So they can tell your family ” SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS ” …..

  13. Efffff subway from now on!!!! That’s why I only go when I have coupons . Now I won’t go nomore!!! Imagine a company who hires someone like Jared Scott the molester. They have no integrity or consideration for others whatsoever!! Just as long as they’re getting rich they’re happy ! This is why the world will end in Chaos!! 😤

  14. Sue they coward asses instead of praising and uplifting her they victimize her like the criminal tried leave them COWARDS before you get hurt.

  15. WTF is going on in the U.S.???? You protect yourself while being halfass robbed and you’re suspended from your job,you sneak into the country illegally you get money and put up in a hotel

  16. She’s suspended because she violated policy. She leaked the video. It really is just that simple. If you’re the only person in the store when the incident happened and then it winds up all over the internet obviously you leaked it. It’s not your property to publicize. Also its probably a policy to not fight back, they know they can replace the money, they can’t replace their employees, so they probably don’t want you fighting behind their money because it’s a liability issue. The amount of money in the register versus the amount of money to pay for a wrongful death is thousands if not Millions apart. Lots of places will fire you for putting yourself in imminent danger at their expense. Yes you are on their job but you made a choice to endanger yourself. Lost prevention people can chase you in the store but most are trained to stop at the door because of liability policy. I’ve seen loss prevention guys lose their job for chasing suspects through a parking lot. Companies don’t care about you but they also don’t want you to die or get injured on the clock. You escalating an already dangerous situation to them is you endangering their money . ..all a liability issue.

  17. Subway is shit!! I never eat there anymore, will never spend a single dime in that nasty place

  18. This woman deserves a freaking metal of honor, a statue, and a job in the department of Justice!!! 💯💪🏼👊🏻🧨🔥🔥🔥

  19. I know why she got suspended it’s because subways want their employees to be spineless if one employee shows backbone when it comes to a robbery they rather hand out the money instead of fighting for it now this woman shows backbone and then gets suspended subways does not care about the employees they don’t even care about making money subways is a weak corporation with week leadership from their bosses and managers if I was this woman I would lawyer up and take subways to court and make more than her paycheck

  20. She said to the robber: “You ain’t gettin money from subway today”
    And subway said to her: “*you* ain’t gettin money from subway neither”

  21. Nice pistol whip. Next time angle the gun to the barrel or the handle hits them in the face. It can easily break bones especially the barrel

  22. Subway shows how it “Cares” about its Employees..Their Sandwiches Suck..Boycott These Bastards

  23. First Subway using fake tuna fish. Now they suspend a female employee for defending herself and beating the brakes off of a man attempting to rob her at gun point. It appears Subway will never fully recover after the Jared incident. I will not support Subway anymore

  24. She set all this up… This was a scheme for her to get ppl to feel bad so theyd make her a gofundme and she can split all the money with the “Robber”. Wake up ppl..

  25. She saved their restaurant from being robbed….and they suspended her over a video she has no control over?!? Ok. Than. Smdh

  26. It takes a lot of guts to fight off an armed robber. It also takes a lot of self restraint to not shoot that robber when you have his gun and he has your purse. Subway is making a huge mistake here. This story is national and people have been ditching subway for years now. Since Jared was found out to be a Pedo, Subway has been on the decline. Why was this employee all by herself in the first place. Never seen 1 person running a subway before.

  27. This girl is dope, she should get employee of the month lol. Btw is she single? Just asking for a friend.

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