SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – He was at the wrong place at the right time. A police officer walked into a convenience store just as it was being robbed.
“I had no idea anything was going on at the time,” said Sacramento Police Officer Perez. “Unbeknownst to me, the clerk had already called 9-1-1, reporting a robbery in progress.”
The suspect then turned on the officer.
Officer Allen Perez has been protecting the streets of Sacramento more than a decade.
“It was just a normal day,” said Perez.
Or so Perez thought, until he started work early Saturday morning and went to the Northgate Boulevard 7-Eleven for a pick-me-up.
“To get a cup of coffee, say hello to the clerk who is always there working when I work,” said Perez.
But Perez wouldn’t get any coffee, instead a rude awakening.
“I knew immediately that something was not right,” said Perez.
By some odd coincidence, the 7-Eleven that Perez walked into was in the middle of being robbed.
“He throws a pack of cigarettes at me, and that time, I hear the clerk saying, ‘I just got robbed,’” said Perez.
And that’s when Perez says Marquiz Feagin ran right at him, punching him multiple times in the face as he tried to get away.
“He hits twice in my face once in might right cheek, once in my left cheek; catches me off guard totally,” said Perez.
Perez, who was still getting his bearings, pulled out his pepper spray.
“Doesn’t do any good; it just seems to slow him down,” said Perez.
It turned into a hand-to-hand brawl.
“If he’s willing to do this to an officer, what’s he going do to some of the civilians out there?” said Perez.