Brave Woman Takes On An Armed Robber

So, You Think You Had a Bad Day?

CCTV footage shows the man walking into the shop in Mariinsk, central Russia, before pulling out the weapon. But the woman refused to be intimated and attempted to wrestle the gun away from him. A brave shop assistant fought a robber armed with an AK-47 in Mariinsk, central Russia, who escaped with just one bottle of beer. Police later revealed the gun was an authentic-looking replica that could fire pellets, but said there was no way that the woman could have known it was not real.

Footage shows the man with a shaved head pointing the rifle at the shop assistant. When the robber goes behind the counter, the woman tries to grab the rifle away from him. But she still refuses to give in, demanding that he pay for the beer. When he demands the contents of the till, she offers him the beer for free if he leaves. But the man refuses, saying that he needs the money. He then points the gun at her, at which point she says: ‘Go ahead, try me.’ The man then leaves with the beer, saying: ‘Thanks, you stupid woman.’ But the defiant shop assistant refuses to give in to the robber, saying: ‘You are a dead man’ as she pushes the alarm button.

The suspect was arrested a few minutes later with the gun. He had not managed to drink his stolen beer before being arrested. Police say he already has a criminal record and could spend up to 10 years in prison if found guilt.