Sara Mora was working at Lafeen’s Donut shop in Washington state last month when a robber pointed a gun at her and told her to empty the cash register.
“Right when he flashes his gun I’m like, 'Whoa, this is the end of me; my life ends right here,'” she told KCPQ-TV.
But Mora wasn't going to go down without a fight, so when the man turned to cut the phone lines, she grabbed a metal napkin dispenser and clobbered him.
Security footage shows Mora banging him on the head over and over, eventually grabbing his hood so the camera could get a decent shot of his face.
Officer Jed Cates of the Burlington Police Department said Mora's brave actions could help them nab a serial thief who has terrorized establishments from Burlington to Bellingham.
“It gives us a description of who we’re looking for,” Cates said. “He’s obviously shown that he’s willing to do it -- this has occurred four times in Bellingham.”
Cates said they are concerned the man's desperation could increase and his violence could "escalate."
Mora concluded with a message for the robber: “You’re going to get yours for sure. You really messed up my mind, and I hope you realize what you’ve done to me.”
Watch the stunning security footage via KCPQ-TV: