Store clerk scares off machete-wielding robbers with even bigger sword

This dude was prepared for anything.


Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Published Aug 19, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 3:26 am CDT

As a wise person once said, “Never bring a machete to a scimitar fight.”

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Two would-be robbers looking to knock over a Pittsburgh convenience store with swords last Friday found themselves overmatched when the clerk turned out to have a much, much bigger blade on hand.

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In a local news report featuring surveillance footage of the attack, the clerk explained that he also kept a gun under the front counter but hadn’t felt the need to use it.

These guys would have had better luck just buying some lottery tickets.

H/T The Morning Call | Photo via Ricardo Luque/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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*First Published: Aug 19, 2015, 12:17 pm CDT