A Dunkin’ Donuts employee found herself facing a would-be robber in West Haven, Connecticut Saturday and, lacking other means to defend herself, grabbed the nearest available item: hot coffee.
According to NBC Connecticut, Angelica (she declined to give her last name) was approached by a man in the drive-through lane who asked her to make change for a $100 bill.
When she said she couldn’t, the man allegedly changed tactics, said it was a robbery, and tried to force his way through the window.
Angelica explained her version of events:
“He rushed himself, tried to get out of his car. That’s when I realized he was serious. I tried to close the window. He put his arm in it. He knew not to touch, because he knew there would be fingerprints…
“I did see his coffee that I made him, so I looked at (it) quick, threw him the first one. Looked at the pots of coffee and threw the pot of coffee at him…”
Purported video shows the would-be robber reeling back after getting splashed in the face. He soon retreats to the safety of his vehicle and zooms away, empty-handed.
Exhilarated by her victory, Angelica says she shouted a movie-worthy warning after the man. Modifying the chain’s slogan, “America Runs on Dunkin,” Angelica reportedly shouted: “Go run on Dunkin!”
“I probably would have gone with ‘You’ve been served!’ or something,” The Inquisitr writes, “but I appreciate the brand loyalty.”
Here’s alleged video of the attempted robbery, via Gawker: