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Gas station clerk uses coffee to stop robbery

Posted at 12:29 AM, Feb 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-02 00:29:56-05

MUNCIE, Ind. -- Quick action by a convenience store clerk helped stop a robbery. 

The man used a cup of coffee as his weapon. 

Remnants of a coffee flung across the room remain on paperwork near the front register, though most of it ended on the face of a would-be-robber. 

Sunday morning, the clerk, with a steaming hot brew filled to the brim, noticed a man walking in with what looked like a gun in his hand. 

Surveillance video caught the rest. 

With the next few seconds turned over to instinct, the clerk reacted by throwing the coffee toward the gunman, a direct hit at him. 

The clerk immediately ran toward a back room. 

The man's cousin and fellow co-worker said he had to fight back.

"Because we work hard for the money. We work like every day, 12 hours a day, 7 days a week, like every day. We don't take any day off. Like 365 days a year. That's why," Prince Singh said. 


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