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She Showed Restraint as He Smashed the Cash Register. But Everything Changed When He Pressed His Knife Against Her Chest.


"...he still had a $100 clutched in his left hand."


A suspected robber found a female business owner alone in her store on Monday — but he soon found out she wasn’t defenseless.

A 47-year-old man entered Stan’s Heath Foods in Mayfair, Pennsylvania, at around 5 p.m. on Monday waving a knife and demanding the cash from the register, according to police. The suspect reportedly took the register and slammed it on the ground to get it open.


After he collected the money from the register, he then reportedly pressed his knife against the female store owner’s chest. It seems she was armed the entire time, but didn’t pull her firearm until she felt threatened.

The store owner, identified only as a 46-year-old woman, neutralized the suspect with one very accurate shot to the chest. The suspect was later pronounced dead.

“When police got here to transport him to the hospital, he still had a $100 clutched in his left hand," Chief Inspector Scott Small told WPVI-TV.

The business owner was not physically injured during the incident.

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