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Store clerk fends off would-be robber with spray cleaner


SUPPLY, NC (WWAY) -- A Brunswick County store clerk fended off a would-be robber this weekend with an interesting tool.

Surveillance video shows a man with a knife demanding money from a clerk at the Minute Man Food Mart in Supply Sunday night. When the clerk decides to stand his ground and threatens the crook with a can of cleaner, the man takes off.

Anyone with information should call the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office.

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Good! Glad this had a great outcome - hope they catch the perp. I won't say where my business is here in Brunswick County - but I will say this - if you come into my place and threaten me, the police will know you when they see the Red Enamel Paint all over you. I keep a can close by - it won't wash off easily I can guarantee!

Spray cleaner huh? ..... Who'd a thunk it?

When later asked by police for a physical description of the would-be thief, the store clerk replied "I didn't quite get to see his face, but when he ran out he was wearing a really clean hoodie!"

Get Away

Did he make a "clean" getaway?

Wilmington Observer


Was he a "clean" cut guy?

Wilmington Observer