This lady needs a promotion.
Sometimes bad kids just need a little discipline. That seems to be the attitude of a 54-year-old female 7-Eleven employee in Chiba Prefecture, who recently used nothing but her bare hands to stop a knife-wielding man young enough to be her son from robbing her store.
According to police, on the morning of August 29, at around 3:50, a man measuring about 165 cm (5’4″) tall and dressed all in black entered a 7-Eleven convenience store in the Chiba city of Ichihara. In the store the man, who reportedly looked to be about 20-years-old, saw that there were two employees working the graveyard shift; a 20-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman. Perhaps thinking that the female employee would be the easier target of the two part-time workers, he walked up to her and pulled a knife with a 20 cm (7.9 in.) blade on her. With the knife in one hand and an empty bag in the other, the young man told the woman “Put the money in the bag.” However, that’s not what she did.
Rather than complying like most people in her situation probably would, she treated the would-be robber like a child throwing a tantrum in a store by grabbing him by the arm and dragging him out of the store. Once on the street it appears that the wannabe robber came to a realization that this lady was not one to be messed with because he took the opportunity and fled the scene empty handed.
Thankfully, neither the no-nonsense woman nor her male coworker, who reportedly did not help the woman at all while she was teaching her assailant a valuable life lesson, sustained any injuries. The robber on the other hand, sustained an injury to his ego so serious that it could very well be life-threatening.
No word on whether there’s security camera footage of the incident but there almost certainly is and police are probably having a good time watching it as they investigate.
Source: Sankei News
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