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Published:February 4th, 2016 10:34 EST

Clerk Fights Off Gunman With Hot Cup of Coffee: Video

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A gas station clerk in Indiana thwarted a holdup by throwing a full cup of coffee at a would-be robber.


The clerk spotted a masked man entering the gas station as he was filling up a cup of coffee and managed to fling the hot beverage directly at his face.

The incident, which lasted less than five seconds, was captured on a security camera and shows the robber exit the store after being struck by the coffee."


Some would argue that the clerk was foolhardy rather than courageous, and that he should have meekly complied with the robber`s demands, and handed over the money.

But I commend the clerk for his heroic actions, every citizen, not just the police, should fight crime.

However I hope the clerk had a shotgun under the counter, you don`t take a cup of hot coffee to a gunfight.

All`s well that ends well, the clerk is probably celebrating his victory by drinking a beer, and the would-be robber is licking his wounds.

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