Clerk Foils Robbery With Beer

Thief decides his knife is no match for hurled cans of Natty Light

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 21, 2012 2:08 PM CDT

(Newser) – Here's another reason to love beer: Apparently, it makes a great projectile weapon. Steven Larson found that out earlier this week when he allegedly tried to rob a convenience store in Florida. Security footage shows a man threatening a cashier with a knife, the New York Daily News reports. But as he reaches across the counter to grab the money, another clerk, one Dilip Patel, comes racing around the counter brandishing a 4-pack of Natural Light, and begins hurling the cans at the robber.

"I scared him and he ran away," Patel said afterward. Police later arrested Larson at home and charged him with armed robbery.

A knife-wielding robber was no match for a convenience store clerk who armed himself with cans of beer.
A knife-wielding robber was no match for a convenience store clerk who armed himself with cans of beer.   (YouTube)
Dilip Patel prepares to heroically chuck beer at a robber in this screenshot from security footage.
Dilip Patel prepares to heroically chuck beer at a robber in this screenshot from security footage.   (YouTube)
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Security camera footage of the incident   (YouTube)

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