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Cops: Little Caesar's Employee Shot Attacker in Clown Mask

'This is very unusual for this area'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 28, 2018 8:27 AM CDT
The mask the suspect allegedly wore.   (Holly Hill Police Department)

(Newser) – Donning a clown mask and attacking an armed Little Caesars employee with a piece of wood and a pair of scissors was the last bad life choice a Florida man ever made. Cops say the man was shot dead after he ambushed the worker around midnight Saturday, ABC News reports. According to officers, the attacker repeatedly bashed the worker with a wooden board and then tried to stab him with scissors when he was on the ground. The worker then pulled out a concealed firearm and fired four or five shots at the man, police say. Authorities found the bleeding man in the parking lot outside the Holly Hill restaurant, still wearing the grotesque mask. He was pronounced dead at a hospital in nearby Daytona Beach.

Police say security cameras captured the masked man lurking near the restaurant. "This is very unusual for this area," says Holly Hill Police Chief Stephen Aldrich, per Fox 51. "We're obviously aggressively pursuing this to find out where this individual came from and why this attack occurred. Very unusual." The worker, who suffered minor injuries, has not been charged. "I'm glad that he was able to defend himself and that he's OK," the chief says. "It's just unfortunate that this whole episode occurred." The attacker has yet to be identified. (Read more Little Caesars stories.)

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