A former high school wrestler said he sprang into action during his lunch hour after a man allegedly verbally and physically abused a Subway employee in Indianapolis.

Gabriel Pitzulo told ABC affiliate WRTV that he walked onto E. Hanna Ave. for lunch on March 22 and saw a man throwing things at the employee behind the counter and spitting at her.

“The way I was raised, you don’t do those things. It was kind of time to go from there,” he told WRTV.

In this screenshot from surveillance video, Subway customer Gabriel Pitzulo tackles a man who allegedly assaulted an employee on March 22, 2024, in Indianapolis.

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The man, later identified by police as Daniel Saunders, 31, tried to leave the store, but Pitzulo, a former high school wrestler and football player, said he used his sports experience to confront the suspect.

“I did combat sports for a long time, so I had complete control,” Pitzulo said. “I didn’t want to hurt him too much.”

Pitzulo held Saunders on the ground until police arrived and arrested the suspect. The entire incident was captured on surveillance cameras.

Saunders was charged with battery, assault resulting in bodily injury and disorderly conduct-combat/riotous conduct, according to police records.

In this screenshot from surveillance video, Subway customer Gabriel Pitzulo tackles a man who allegedly assaulted an employee on March 22, 2024, in Indianapolis.

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Attorney information for the suspect was not immediately available. Saunders' next court date is Thursday, according to police records.

Aara Khan, district manager of the Subway location, told WRTV she was grateful for Pitzulo's actions.

“It could have been very dangerous,” Khan told WRTV. “Luckily he was here at the right time and in the right place.”

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