There are people who tremble at the sight of knife-wielding thieves, and then there are those who grab a bigger knife and chase said crook off their property.
Master Noodle shop owner Hunter Hu belongs in the latter category.
Hu, who runs a Chinese eatery in Brisbane, Australia, experienced a “Crocodile Dundee” moment when an armed teen entered his shop and gave a note to the man’s wife, allegedly telling her he was armed with a knife.
The 19-year-old then proceeded to demand money — the entire cash box, to be precise.
The surveillance footage shows Hu stepping back into the backroom, pretending to retrieve the money. However, the 45-year-old went back to the kitchen and grabbed two massive meat cleavers. Walking to the counter, he shouted, “You have one knife, I have two!”
Shocked by the sudden turn of events (and Hu’s bravery), the intruder couldn't flee the shop fast enough.
The store owner chased the thief out into the street. He was later seen sprinting across six lanes of traffic.
The cops arrested the teen at a nearby fast food restaurant after witnesses reported seeing him carry a weapon, according to the Queensland police. He has been charged with attempted armed robbery.
“My dad wasn't scared,” said Hu’s 15-year-old daughter, Joana. “In China, he dealt with some similar things.”
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