facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

70-year-old Oklahoma store clerk fends off gun-toting would-be robber with case of beer

Lein Nguyen suffered a bruise and the robber is still on the loose.
By Evan Bleierr   |   July 9, 2014 at 2:37 PM   |   Comments

http://cdnph.upi.com/sv/em/i/UPI-6561404928967/2014/1/14049291981708/70-year-old-Oklahoma-store-clerk-fends-off-gun-toting-would-be-robber-with-case-of-beer.jpg
OKLAHOMA CITY, July 9 (UPI) -- A 70-year-old Oklahoma City convenience store clerk was able to stop an attempted robbery by a gun-toting suspect even though she was only armed with a case of beer.

Lein Nguyen was behind the counter at the Best Stop Food Mart when a woman entered the store with a gun and threatened the elderly cashier.

"A black female entered the business, demanded cash from the clerk," Oklahoma City Police Department Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow told KOCO.

After Nguyen turned her down, the woman struck her with the gun.

"I told her, 'Honey, I don't have any money,'" Nguyen told NewsOK. "'If you kill me, you don't have money either.'"

The gun attack backfired on the suspect. "I got mad and I grabbed an eight-pack of beer and throw it at her," Nguyen said.

The armed assailant fled from the store without getting any money and she is still on the loose. "I throw at her and I think that's why she run...I think I get lucky," Nguyen said.

Nguyen was left with a bruise but she is otherwise alright.

© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Los Angeles bakery delivers marijuana-infused pizzas Los Angeles bakery delivers marijuana-infused pizzas
2
'Stay of execution' for bird living in store 'Stay of execution' for bird living in store
3
Scottish Grindr user employs hookup app to cheat strict U.K. exit polling ban Scottish Grindr user employs hookup app to cheat strict U.K. exit polling ban
4
Circuit breaker thief identified from CCTV footage Circuit breaker thief identified from CCTV footage
5
Irish man called officer 'gay,' exposed buttocks Irish man called officer 'gay,' exposed buttocks
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback