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80-year-old scares robber in 'Scream' mask by firing gun

By Daniel Uria
80-year-old scares robber in 'Scream' mask by firing gun
An 80-year-old laundromat owner in South Carolina scared off an attempted robber wearing a "Scream" mask by firing his pistol into the air. The owner, Abraham Brown, let the robber take the cash box from his laundromat before firing his gun, which startled the suspect and caused him to drop the box. Photo by lucekkk/Shutterstock

CAMDEN, S.C., July 19 (UPI) -- An elderly laundromat owner in South Carolina managed to scare off an attempted robber wearing a mask from a horror movie.

Police reported that a man wearing a mask from the movie Scream walked into the laundromat armed with a gun and demanded that the owner hand over the store's cash box.

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The owner, 80-year-old Abraham Brown, told the suspect that he could take the box but then followed him out of the store and fired his 25-caliber pistol in the air.

The masked suspect became so startled by the sound of the gunshot that he dropped the box before running into a nearby vehicle.

Brown was reportedly able to retrieve the box and police are investigating the attempted robbery.

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