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Sex shop employees thwart armed robber by throwing dildos

Any tool is a weapon if you hold it right.

 

Jay Hathaway

Internet Culture

Published Dec 16, 2016   Updated May 25, 2021, 9:10 am CDT

A robber may have thought he’d found an easy target when he walked into a San Bernardino sex shop with a fake gun. But he hadn’t, not by a longshot: hH fled the scene after the store’s manager and another employee pelted him with sex toys. 

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Is there surveillance video of this incredible incident? You already know that there is. ABC 7 has obtained it, and they report that it is “CRAZY.” 

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The station also spoke to the two “feisty” employees of Lotions & Lace, who were exasperated at having to deal with a lame-ass robbery attempt while they were trying to close the store Wednesday night.

“With the gun, he walked in. I just thought he was trying to be funny, to scare us,” said one of the two heroic women, alias “Amy.” 

 “But then I saw the gun and it was like, really? I don’t have time for this.”

“I think he was a coward,” the other woman said. “Coming in and trying to get over on two females and not realizing that we’re pretty feisty.”

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The man didn’t manage to steal anything before he took off.

ABC 7 reports that police don’t recommend confronting armed robbers. They didn’t make this explicit, but I imagine police would also not recommend attempting to rob two women armed with a bevy of sex toys when all you have is a toy gun. 

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*First Published: Dec 16, 2016, 5:03 pm CST