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A man who worked as a store clerk at the Oak Grove Plaid Pantry in Portland, Oreg, was doing his regular duty at night, when a man entered carrying a hatchet around 1 a.m.
The thief wore dark clothing and a mask on his face and put the 12-inch hatchet on the counter to threaten the clerk. Instead of afraid, the clerk pulled out a gun to protect himself and the store and captured in surveillance footage calmly calling 911.
He pulls a hatchet out of his pocket as he confronts the cashier on duty. Seconds later, the clerk calmly pulls a handgun and aims it at the robber.
The robber put the hatchet across the counter and said, “I’m sorry. I’ll leave,” according to KOIN 6.
The store clerk, however, was fired for carrying a weapon.
“The president of Plaid Pantry told KOIN 6 News the stores have a zero tolerance for weapons and the clerk is no longer employed there,” the media outlet reported. “He said employees are trained to de-escalate robbery situations to avoid injury.”
The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in finding the suspect, who was a male around in his early 20’s about five-feet-five-inches tall.
“We’d like to reunite you with the hatchet you left behind after the clerk responded with a handgun and a 911 call and you fled the scene,” Sgt. Marcus Mendoza said in a news release, according to Fox News.
The video footage also shows the “suspect got on his knees with his hands in the air, then suddenly run away from the store.”
The footage shows the robber asking for sorry and begging to be let go before he runs from the store and down the street.
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