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Man who finished cigarette during bar stick-up says hed do it again

The St. Louis man who calmly lit a cigarette and refused to hand over his cellphone when a robber stuck up a bar — a tough-guy moment that went viral after being captured on crime scene video — said he wouldnt do anything different if it happened again.

Tony Tovar told a local NBC affiliate that he had the feeling the suspect who pointed a gun at him during the robbery wasnt going to hurt him, so he kept on puffing his smoke while the gunman emptied the cash register at the bar in the South City section of St. Louis.

“He just wanted drug money,” Tovar said of the robber who stuck up Behrmanns bar on Wednesday night.

Tovar conceded that he wouldnt suggest anyone else follow his lead.

“Its probably not in your best interest if they have a loaded firearm, I wouldnt suggest that to just anybody,” he said in tRead More – Source

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