Published: Jun 10, 2014 8:37 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 10, 2014 11:18 PM EDT

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- "Someone's robbing someone, the least you could do is help out, get some kind of description or something."

But Juan Mendez Jr. did more than just get a description of the crook, robbing a woman outside Leal Tire Service in Immokalee.

"My adrenaline was rushing."

Deputies said 29 year old David Bustos snatched a bag of cash from a customer, then took off.

"Natural instinct to do something, take the gun away from him or do whatever we had to do."

Mendez says the suspect was wearing a mask and a sweater when he robbed the woman, pushed her into this trailer full of tires. Then grabbed that money running down Jefferson Ave and Mendez said he was following right behind him.

"I just grabbed a big ol hammer and chased after him the entire time. I threw it at him and missed him."

All this while Bustos pointed a gun right in their faces.

"It happened too quick, I wasn't even thinking about it. We just grabbed him by the shoulders, swung him around."

Tackling him to the ground and holding him until deputies showed up. One of the workers later found the weapon just feet away.

"It feels good. It's just the community how other people came out and helped out when they heard her screaming and stuff at least you know people are watching."