"Listen very carefully, son. I know your little friend has a gun and the hammer is cocked but I don’t care. I could control your entire body weight from this pressure point and this knife is pointing straight at your radial artery. By the time he clears his coat pocket, your artery will be punctured and sliced wide open from top to bottom. You fall down bleeding, I go under the counter, and your friend starts shooting at an empty space. I can guarantee this—you will bleed out before the 911 operator answers the phone. That is option one! Option two is, you release the bills, your friend gives me the gun, he can keep the bullets, I don’t care, and you leave this store. Now, son, you have a choice."