Bhumika Patel showed no hesitancy as she began to attack a man who attempted to rob her convenience store in Burke County, Georgia.
Video footage shows the man walking to the counter to buy a soda; when the register opens, he pulls out a gun and demands all the cash.
Patel, rather than handing it to him, attempts to grab the gun out of his hand, beats him with the register drawer, and takes out a hammer before he runs out of the store.
According to WRDW, Patel said of the incident that, “He say I shoot you! I say go ahead. If you want to shoot me, shoot me!”
Patel offered her rationale for her response: “Because I no fight, still he shoot me. I fight, still he shoot me. Better, then, I fight.”
While she is extremely lucky she was not injured during the incident, her bravery and quick, feisty response undoubtedly scared the robber into running.
According to the Sherriff’s office, the robber has been identified as 17-year-old Christian Dakota Thornton, who will be facing charges of aggravated assault, criminal attempt armed robbery, and possession of a firearm during a crime.
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