Would-Be Robber Thwarted With Chili Sauce
Treated for minor burns after incident
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted May 6, 2013 12:47 PM CDT
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(Newser) Unlikely thief-thwarting device of the day: chili. Police say a 24-year-old man tried to push two workers aside at a chicken restaurant in Sydney, Australia, last night so he could get to the cash register. But a female employee "responded with a bucket of chili over his face, it was the actual chili that's got in the face and floored him," a police officer tells the Sydney Morning Herald. The alleged would-be thief was treated for minor burns. The Daily Telegraph explains that the "weapon" is a spicy chili sauce the Portugese restaurant says is a secret recipe.

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May 6, 2013 4:41 PM CDT
Can I have the recipe, please? Maybe just sell me a jar?
May 6, 2013 2:43 PM CDT
The same thing happened once in Scoville .
May 6, 2013 1:17 PM CDT
Australia doesn't need assault weapons, just Portugese chili sauce. Bully for the average worker who makes a difference, but with caution as many companies will fire workers for mixing it up with would be robbers.