This brave greengrocer fought off an attacker who had a huge shotgun by pelting him with tomatoes from his store.

 

The bizarre incident happened in the Akcakale district of Sanliurfa Province, located in south-eastern Turkey when an armed attacker entered the shop of greengrocer Mehmet Tosun.

 

The whole incident was captured on security cameras and has since been shared online.

 

The footage shows Mr Tosun - who has owned the shop for 30 years - looking for a way to protect himself from a known attacker who came in to shoot him, the ex-husband of his sister, named only as Mahmut P.

 

The video shows Mahmut entering the shop with a shotgun and start shooting at the unarmed man who looks around desperately for something to defend himself with.

 

Unable to find a weapon with which to defend himself, he comes up with the next best thing - tomatoes.

 

He picks up the fruit and starts throwing them at his attacker, who looks shocked at the turn of events.

 

The attacker, clearly perplexed, can be seen shooting a few more times with the shotgun before running away.

 

It has been confirmed that the attacker was later detained by police.

 

Brave Mehmet Tosun said: "I was busy working. Mahmut P. all of a sudden appeared in front of me. I was standing right by the tomatoes. When he pointed the shotgun towards me I threw a tomato in his eye. He lost balance and started shooting around. We have no problems. He is my ex-brother-in-law. Maybe he attacked because we took my sister back. We haven’t had any problems before."

 

The case is being investigated by the police.

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