From http://www.wsoctv.com, August 30, 2013
CMPD Officers say a man, holding a silver handgun, walked into a family restaurant and threatened an 11-year-old girl.
“I see the gun and I see how he did it, how he told me to give him the cash,” said the victim, Miriam Medina.
Every time Miriam closes her eyes, she replays the terrifying incident from Thursday night. Her parents’ allowed Channel 9 to speak to the girl about her experience.
“It’s still hard to believe that somebody came and pointed a gun at you,” she said.
She was helping her parents at the Chicken King restaurant near Plaza Midwood, where her father is the manager, when she says a masked man dressed in all black came into the restaurant, pointed a silver gun at her and said, “Give me the cash.”
Her first instinct, “I just said, ‘Dad,’ ’cause I didn’t know what to do.”
By the time her father ran from the back of the store to the front, the gunman was gone. He left empty-handed after the girl scream for her father.
“We are working. We’re still here. I’m not scared of nobody,” said father Pascual Medina.
“It was really scary because when you have a gun on you, that’s when you think about, ‘Oh my gosh, my life,'” Miriam said.
Police are investigating but no one has yet been arrested. The man was described as having a slim build and wearing all black including a mask.