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Downtown Cleveland CVS employee 'wasn't having it;' slaps robber's gun, kicks him out of store

23rd Aug 2018

By Adam Ferrise,

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- An employee of a downtown Cleveland pharmacy slapped an armed robber's gun and kicked him out of the store after the robber pulled the gun's trigger and nothing happened.

No arrests have been made in the robbery attempt on the CVS on East 9th Street.

The robber walked into the store about 7:30 a.m. Monday and let another customer skip ahead of him in the checkout line, police reports say.

The man put a magazine on the counter, then threw a bag on top of it, pulled out a gun and told the 58-year-old employee to fill it up with cash, police reports say.

The employee later told police "she wasn't having it," police reports say. She told police she stared at the gun and refused to give him money, police reports say.

The man pointed the gun at her face and pulled the trigger twice. The gun made an odd sound and no bullets were fired, according to police reports.

The employee told the man that the gun wasn't real and ordered him to leave the store, police reports say.

The employee charged at the robber, who ran from the store, police reports say. A manager gave video of the robbery to investigators, police reports say.