SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- An armed robber at an adult store in California fled empty-handed when the shop's two female employees pelted him with sex toys.
The incident, which was recorded by security cameras, began about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday when a man with his face covered walked into Lotions & Lace in San Bernardino and brandished a gun.
"With the gun, he walked in. I just thought he was trying to be funny, to scare us," a store employee identified only as Amy told KABC-TV. "But then I saw the gun and it was like, really? I don't have time for this."
Amy said she believed the gun to be fake so she started yelling at the man, who eventually grabbed her. The second employee, who did not want to be named, then started throwing sex toys at the robber.
The man fled the store empty-handed.
"I think he was a coward," the second employee said. "Coming in and trying to get over on two females and not realizing that were pretty feisty."
The store congratulated the two workers in a Facebook post.
"Do you recognize this man? Attempted robbery at the San Bernardino Lotions & Lace on Wednesday night. We are happy our ladies are safe... but they sure are tough!" the post said.
San Bernardino police said they are working to identify the suspect, whose uncovered face was photographed by an outside security camera.
Police said they generally don't recommend confronting armed robbers.