A woman working in a southern fried chicken restaurant has been praised for her brave actions after she took on two armed robbers using just a stick.
The robbers targeted a Pollolandia Chicken Land restaurant in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The surveillance footage shows the two men entering the shop in a bid to steal the day's takings.
Both of the suspected criminals were holding guns and one of the men was seen running over the cash register. However, as he attempted to wrench out the cash drawer, a waitress attacked him from behind.
The restaurant worker hit him over the back with a broom so hard that it broke.
The robber was so frightened by the attack that he left his armed colleague at the restaurant and ran away without him. As soon as the partner realizes what happened, he ran off too.
Thanks to the brave woman's actions, the robbers only managed to steal 80,000 Costa Rican colones (about $144) in cash.
The authorities are still investigating the incident.