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03/05/2013 01:56 pm ET Updated Mar 07, 2013

Dunkin' Donuts Robbery Thwarted By Hot Coffee Thrown In Culprit's Face

This would-be robber was in for a brewed awakening.

A quick-thinking cashier repelled a crook by throwing hot coffee in his face at a Dunkin' Donuts in West Haven, Conn.on Saturday night, according to NBC Connecticut.

The brave employee, identified only as "Angelica", was forced into action when the suspect pulled up to the drive-through in a white Ford Explorer and asked her to make change of a $100 bill. When Angelica refused, the driver told her it was a robbery and attempted to climb through the window.

Angelica couldn't shut the window, because the man's arm was already inside. In a panic, she grabbed a pot of coffee and doused him with hot java, the Hartford Courant reported.

"That's when he started running into his truck and he left," Angelica told NBC, "and I said, 'Go run on Dunkin.'"

The man escaped without getting any money, the New Haven Register reported.

Dunkin' Donuts is no stranger to crime. In February, a Massachusetts man allegedly showed up at one location "naked, except for a coat over his waist."

In May, surveillance footage from a Florida Dunkin' Donuts allegedly caught armed robbers storming the store, holding cashiers at gunpoint, stomping on a customer's head and making off with $2,000 in cash.

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