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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Mine's bigger. . .

In a Crocodile Dundee-like moment, a Florida convenience store clerk repelled a machete-wielding robber by pulling out her own machete from behind the store's counter, a faceoff captured by a store surveillance camera.

On Tuesday, a man wearing a blue sweatshirt and baggy jeans approached the counter of the Lil' Saints store in Stuart and pulled the weapon from his pants. After he moved away from the counter for a moment, clerk Guillermina Sanchez, 46, grabbed her machete from under the cash register. After a 20-second standoff (during which time the man frantically pressed keys on the register in a bid to open it), the robber left the business. Detectives believe the suspect in the November 13 incident was also behind a mid-October robbery at the store which netted him about $500.

Hat-Tip: The Smoking Gun

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is like a Samurai standoff... reality is really stranger than fiction!

title="comment permalink">November 22, 2006 12:22 AM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

Oh that is classic!

title="comment permalink">November 22, 2006 1:50 AM  
Blogger Sewmouse said...

Go Go Guillermina!!!

Too freaking funny. Hope they catch the guy

title="comment permalink">November 22, 2006 5:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

way cool!!! you go girlfriend!!! whoo-hooo!!

title="comment permalink">November 22, 2006 10:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am now a proud owner of a machete that i bought in mexico. I can't help but think of hotel rwanda though.

title="comment permalink">November 22, 2006 4:50 PM  
Blogger John Good said...

Torp! Welcome home!!

title="comment permalink">November 22, 2006 6:34 PM  

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