It was supposed to be time to make the doughnuts, not fight off an armed goon.
A 61-year-old man who, along with his wife, runs a doughnut shop in Visitacion Valley was shot in the arm as he fought off an armed crook with a knife who tried to rob the shop, police Officer Gordon Shyy said.
About 3 a.m. Monday, the armed suspect entered the Happy Donuts in the 2600 block of Bayshore Boulevard. The victim’s 59-year-old wife, thinking it was a customer, came out to the register to find a crook with a gun who demanded the shop’s till, Shyy said.
The husband heard the commotion and came out from the back to see his wife being held at gunpoint. He grabbed a knife and the two got into a scuffle, Shyy said. The victim was then shot in the arm. The suspect sustained a stab wound before fleeing.
The victim was treated at a hospital and is expected to survive.
No arrest had been made as of Monday.