MARIONVILLE, Mo. -- An Ozarks man who has become an Internet sensation says he helped police identify a robber he warded off with his own gun.
Jon Alexander tells KOLR10 News he positively identified the man who attempted to hold up Beer:30 Liquor Store on Sunday.
The suspect is not in custody at this time; Marionville police confirm they are awaiting word from the Lawrence County Prosecutor to decide if there is enough evidence to arrest the man.
The man's face has been seen by thousands in surveillance video that went viral earlier this week. It shows Alexander pulling his own gun on a suspect who tried to hold up the store in Marionville.
"Like I told the police officer, if I would've actually seen the barrel of the pistol, they wouldn't be having to look for him right now," Alexander told Fox & Friends Thursday morning. "He'd already be dead."
Marionville police say the suspect was treated at a local hospital before authorities knew his identity. It's unclear why the suspect was in the hospital.
With 30 years in the military under his belt, Alexander said he's used to high risk and was just glad he was prepared in Sunday's situation.
"Any place that deals with a high volume of money is a target. I wouldn't be surprised if somebody does attempt it again down the road."
Alexander had only been working at Beer:30 for a few months.