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Video shows a Walgreens cashier staring down an armed robber, with a surprising conclusion

A robbery attempt at a Florida Walgreens failed when the cashier simply stared the robber down until he left. (Image source: WVSN 7 video screenshot)

An armed robber walked into a Walgreens in Weston, Florida, with plans to hold up the cashier and get the money out of the register.

The cashier wasn’t having it.

Surveillance video shows the robber entering the store, then picking up some candy and ice cream before approaching the register.

The transaction begins normally, with the cashier ringing up the items. While he’s doing that, the robber pulls out his gun and points it in the cashier’s face.

He doesn’t flinch.

With a gun in his face, the cashier finished bagging the items, put his hands on the counter, and stared at the robber without moving. The robber told him more than once to get the cash out of the register. The cashier still does nothing.

The stare down lasted nearly 15 seconds, which must have felt like an eternity to the cashier staring down the barrel of a gun.

The cashier, 26-year-old Jayson Shipp, said he didn't see any reason to panic or comply with the robber's demands.

"I honestly didn’t see a reason to. He seemed like an amateur," Shipp said Thursday.

Then, the robber simply gave up and walked out of the store. He didn’t get any cash, but he did steal the ice cream and candy.

Police are searching for the suspect, who they believe may have committed similar crimes throughout the county.

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