Sometimes it’s not about being particularly strong or skilled with self-defense techniques, it’s just about using the materials at hand to protect yourself. If you’ve got some hot soup around to fight off a would-be robber, well, that works a lot better than plenty of other foodstuffs. A Subway sandwich worker had to improvise when facing a masked man and managed to pull off a successful defense.
A man in a ghost mask confronted a female worker on Friday night as she was leaving the Subway, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. He forced her back inside the store in his attempt to rob it. Luckily, her coworker was a quick thinker.
“He pushed her down to the floor and kept yelling to open the register,” the police chief said. “A male employee threw a pot of soup at the suspect and they scuffled until [the robber] ran out to a black compact car.”
No one was injured but the woman was shaken up enough by the experience to head to the hospital.
Can you imagine what would’ve happened if the worker had tried to fend off the thief with a loaf of Hearty Italian?
Subway worker throws pot of soup on would-be robber in ghost mask [Chicago Sun-Times]