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

(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.'"

Dunkin' Donuts coffee: It's good for more than just waking up in the morning.
Dunkin' Donuts coffee: It's good for more than just waking up in the morning.   (AP Photo/Lisa Poole, file)
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