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Dunkin’ Donuts employee fights off crook with hot coffee
唐恩甜甜圈員工用熱咖啡擊退搶匪

Bottom: An employee places cups of freshly-brewed coffee on a counter at a coffee shop in London on Aug. 17 last year.
一位員工去年八月十七日在倫敦一間咖啡店,將一杯杯剛煮好的新鮮咖啡放在櫃台上。

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A West Haven, Connecticut, Dunkin’ Donuts employee did not take too kindly to an attempted robbery. Rather than fork over the contents of her register, the young woman struck back, throwing hot coffee in the would-be crook’s face and forcing him to bid a hasty retreat.

The worker, identified only as Angelica, threw a cup and then a pot of coffee at the man after he tried to force his way through the drive-through window of the West Haven branch of the fast-food chain.

The man drove up to the window at 11pm on March 2, took out a US$100 bill and asked for change, but the worker refused, according to the police.

When Angelica tried to close the window, the man stopped her with his arm, announced it was a robbery and tried to climb into the store.

Angelica, seeking a way to defend herself, saw the hot beverage she had made him. “I looked at [it] quick, threw him the first one,” and then “Looked at the pots of coffee and threw the pot of coffee at him,” she said.

The would-be robber soon retreated and took off, empty-handed.

(Liberty Times)

康乃狄克州西港市唐恩甜甜圈店的一名員工,面臨一起搶劫未遂案時,對歹徒毫不留情。這名年輕女子不僅沒交出收銀機裡的錢,還上前反擊,把熱咖啡朝這位搶劫不成歹徒的臉上丟,迫使他倉皇逃離。

這位只透露名為安潔莉卡的員工,在一名男子試圖強行闖入這家速食連鎖店西港市分店得來速窗口後,朝他先丟了一杯,然後再丟一壺咖啡。

根據警方說法,這名男子在三月二日晚間十一點開車到得來速窗口,拿出一張一百美元鈔票要求換零錢,但這名員工拒絕。

這名男子在安潔莉卡試圖關上窗戶時,用他的手臂擋住,並說這是搶劫,企圖爬進店內。

設法自衛的安潔莉卡看到她做給他的熱咖啡。她說:「我很快看到(咖啡),先把第一杯丟向他。」然後,「看到那壺咖啡,就把整壺丟向他。」

這名搶劫不成的搶匪迅速打退堂鼓逃走,什麼也沒搶到。

(自由時報/翻譯:管淑平)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. take kindly to v. phr.

客氣對待;虛心接受 (ke4 qi4 dui4 dai4; xu1 xin1 jie1 shou4)

例: Brent does not take kindly to criticism, so tread lightly.

(布蘭特不會虛心接受批評,所以小心為妙。)

2. fork over v. phr.

交出 (jiao1 chu1)

例: Come on. Fork over the money you owe me.

(快點。交出欠我的錢。)

3. crook n.

罪犯;騙子;盜賊 (zui4 fan4; pian4 zi5; dao4 zei2)

例: Those crooks swindled my father out of his life savings.

(那些騙子騙走我父親畢生積蓄。)


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