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Published:October 9th, 2013 12:39 EST

Clerk With Machete Fights Off Armed Robber: Video

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A Long Island deli worker who was being held up by a masked man dodged a whizzing bullet and then, without skipping a beat, reached under the counter, unsheathed a machete and chased the thief from his store. "


The New York Post

Things don`t usually end on a positive note when you bring a knife to a gunfight.

But this deli worker must be surrounded by guardian angels, he miraculously dodged a bullet and he chased away the gun-wielding robber with his machete.

The robber yelled at the clerk, "give me your money", and the clerk said "no", believing the gun was a fake. The gun was all too real, and the clerk is incredibly lucky to survive unscathed.

I would advise a clerk in a similar situation to hand over the money to the robber.

The cops are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the robber, who was armed with a .22-caliber pistol.

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