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.