This Woman Fought Off a Robber Without Batting an Eyelid
The robber who pointed the gun at Bhumika Patel. (Photo: <a href="https://twitter.com/getslokka/status/705742415617871872">Twitter</a>)
The robber who pointed the gun at Bhumika Patel. (Photo: Twitter)

This Woman Fought Off a Robber Without Batting an Eyelid

Armed with just a hammer, an Indian-American woman store clerk bravely fought and chased away a man who tried to rob her store at gunpoint.

Bhumika Patel was behind the cash register at her store in Burke County Georgia when the man, identified by authorities as 17-year-old Christian Dakota Thornton approached the counter and instead of paying for the soda bottle he bought, brandished a gun in Patel’s face and demanded that she hand over all the money to him.

Surveillance video shows that Ms. Patel did not hesitate for a moment and took on the robber all by herself.

I say no I can’t. He say I shoot you! I say go ahead. If you want to shoot me, shoot me!
Bhumika Patel, the victim

Patel said she slapped the gun off from his hand and after pushing the gun to the side, she clawed at the man’s hoodie as he tried to grab the money.

She continued to hit the man and grabbing the cash register drawer, began to beat him over the head. Then as she got her hands on a hammer, the man fell down and ran out of the store.

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