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Courageous Cashier Beats Down Armed Robber, Chases Him Away

Forget Batman or Superman. The best superhero in the world is Bhumika Patel.

Patel valiantly fought a robber who pointed a gun in her face while she was manning the register at a Keysville, Ga., convenience store on Tuesday. She then grabbed a hammer and chased him off the premises.

The goon got away, but not for long — Christian Thornton, 17, was arrested and has been charged with criminal attempt armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during a crime.

Patel showed no fear whatsoever during the tense encounter. After Thornton walked up with a can of Mountain Dew for what appeared to be a routine transaction, he whipped out a gun and pointed it right at Patel, who, without hesitation, made a play for the gun and fought back by hitting him with a tray of money from the register.

Thornton then ran away, while Patel grabbed a hammer and ran after him. She said, “After I pick my hammer and try to reach out, he just fall down and run out.”

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