A robber got a couple cold ones to the face when he tried to grab cash from a Port Orange, Fla. gas station on Tuesday.
WESH reports that store clerk Dilip Patel pelted the robber with cans of Natural Light beer after the would-be thief threatened him with a knife and tried to walk out with cash from the register.
“I scared him and he ran away,” Patel told KSN.
ABC News reports that Patel ran after the suspect, who cops identified as Steven Paul Larson.
Police arrested Larson at his home and charged him with battery and armed robbery.
In April 2012, 81-year-old John Collins suffered a heart attack while flying his small plane over Wisconsin. His wife, Helen, 80, was in the passenger's seat. Helen had no pilot's license, and had only undergone basic take-off and landing training thirty years prior. But with fuel running low and the right engine out, Helen calmly landed the plane, with assistance from aviation officials. Tragically, John Collins passed away that day. Helen suffered a back injury and cracked rib, and has since gained national attention for her unbelievable poise and control.
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Granny Lulu Campbell
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