Dunkin' Donuts Clerk Uses Coffee to Thwart Robber
Throws it in man's face, yells, 'Go run on Dunkin'
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 5, 2013 1:28 PM CST
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(Newser) – A quick-thinking Dunkin' Donuts employee used the only weapon at her disposal—coffee—to stop a robbery Saturday night. A man pulled into the drive-thru of the Connecticut store and asked for change for a $100 bill, NBC Connecticut reports. The clerk said she couldn't break the bill, and then things got weird: The man said he was going to rob the store and started climbing through the drive-through window. That's when the employee threw hot coffee—the coffee she had made for the customer-turned-robber, in fact—in his face.

"I did see his coffee that I made him, so I looked at (it) quick, threw him the first one. Looked at the pots of coffee and threw the pot of coffee at him," she says. And she even got a quip in: "That’s when he started running into his truck and then he left, and I said, 'Go run on Dunkin.'"

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Mar 6, 2013 4:24 PM CST
Well, the sign DOES say "Warning. Coffee is HOT".
Mar 5, 2013 6:21 PM CST
Wow, defended herself without a gun!
Mar 5, 2013 4:57 PM CST
I am proposing that we have a conceal and coffee law.