Security guard assists with arrest in Irondequoit

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IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. (WHEC) —A security guard in Irondequoit made sure police were able to catch a predicate felon that was trying to steal from a store—even after he was forced to defend himself.

Police say Manuel Davila pointed a knife at a cashier to steal three packs of cigarettes from a business in the town on Monday.

Police say when Davila left the business, a security guard followed.

At one point, Davila grabbed a baseball bat and hit him but the guard blocked the blow and hit Davila back.

Irondequoit police were then able to step in and arrest Davila. Both men were treated for minor injuries.

Davila was already out on parole from a previous robbery conviction. He is being held without bail.