Saturday, September 1, 2012

Stapler Vs. Pruning Sheers!

Police in Bellingham, Wash., say a gas station clerk with a hammer stapler chased away a burly would-be robber armed with pruning shears.
The Bellingham Herald reports ( that police released photos Thursday of the Aug. 20 robbery attempt. They show a 6-foot-tall, 200-pound man wearing a black ski mask walking into Starvin' Sam's.
That's where the intruder ran into David Kassner, a retired Army staff sergeant who served in southeast Asia and was working the graveyard shift.
The robber demanded money but Kassner refused. When the masked man grabbed the cash register and tried to take the whole thing, the clerk grabbed a nearby hammer-style stapler and swung it at the man's head. Kassner missed that target but says he must have made contact because the man ran off empty-handed, clutching his wrist.
Police spokesman Mark Young says police dogs tried to track the man but didn't find him.


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