Clerk With Machete Chases Off Armed Robber

NY worker wouldn't back down despite warning shot

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 8, 2013 3:20 AM CDT

(Newser) – In a move police strongly recommend others don't try to emulate, a machete-wielding clerk chased a would-be armed robber out of a Long Island deli—even after the suspect fired a warning shot from his handgun. Surveillance video captured the clerk pulling out the machete after the masked man walked into the store and demanded cash. Another clerk at the Brentwood store says his colleague didn't realize the gun was real. "He thought it was a fake gun—it was a very small gun, so that’s why he reacted like that," the clerk tells CBS, adding that "in some part, we’re proud of him, but in some way he risked his life."

The clerk pulled out the machete from under the counter after the robber demanded cash.
The clerk pulled out the machete from under the counter after the robber demanded cash.   (USHeadlines3)
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The attempted robbery was captured on surveillance video.   (YouTube)

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