Sex toys used to help chase off armed robber

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -- Two feisty employees of a San Bernardino sex shop fought off an armed robber, yelling at him and throwing sex toys to chase him out of the store with no money.

The attempted robbery, caught on surveillance video, happened Wednesday around 9:45 p.m. just before closing at Lotions & Lace.

A man walked in with his face covered pointing what appeared to be a gun.

Store employee "Amy" said she wasn't scared. She was convinced the gun was a fake and she was having none of it.

"With the gun, he walked in. I just thought he was trying to be funny, to scare us," she said. "But then I saw the gun and it was like, really? I don't have time for this."

She started yelling at him, and at one point he grabbed her. That's when a coworker at the store started throwing sex toys at him. Eventually he fled the store empty-handed.

"I think he was a coward," said the store's other employee. "Coming in and trying to get over on two females and not realizing that were pretty feisty."

Police released surveillance video of the robbery, including images of the suspect outside the store with his face uncovered.

Surveillance video shows a suspect who tried to rob a San Bernardino sex shop before he covered his face.

San Bernardino police also said they generally recommend people don't confront armed robbers.
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