Watch: Punk attempts robbery, discovers hard way that female clerk is badass who chases him with his own knife
Ah, Los Angeles. The City of the Angels. And knife-wielding thieves. Oh, and feces-hurling homeless folks. Paradise.
A criminal didn't know what he had coming when he tried to rob Maya's Mini Market with a knife. The female clerk refused to back down. She managed to wrestle the knife out of his hand and chased him out with his own weapon.
\u201cDramatic video shows a clerk at a Westlake District mini market snatching a knife from a would-be robber and running him out of the store. The suspect remains on the run.\u00a0https://t.co/mhSrgp8QSj\u201d— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7 Eyewitness News) 1676314766
I'd like to point out that the would-be-robber is wearing a mask. Do we really think he's still scared of COVID? Or is he taking advantage of the normalization of covering your face in public as he goes on robbing sprees? Hard to say...
Rena Amaya, the owner of Maya's Mini Market, explained how just before the robbery, another customer came in and requested a large money transfer for over $1,000. The would-be-robber overheard this, hid inside the store, and waited for the clerk to grab the order.
Amaya continued, "When the lady grabbed the order, the guy came around the counter and he pointed at her a big knife. But the lady is a brave girl, she fought against him."
She is a brave girl indeed. I don't know that I'd have the stones to wrestle a gigantic knife out of a large man's hands to protect a money transfer. I'd like to think I would, but that knife is quite humongous.
Amaya also noted the store called 911, but the police took a long time to get there. A police report has since been filed and the suspect is still on the run.
The slow response time isn't a surprise, given that San Francisco Police recently had 36-hour response times for burglaries. Meaning California now has both the strictest gun laws in the country and no police. Not exactly a winning combo - unless of course you're Gavin Newsom and have a state-funded security detail.