A female shop-worker has been recorded on CCTV battling off an armed robber with her bare hands.
Bhumika Patel, cashier at the convenience store in Georgia, United States, grappled with 17-year-old Christian Thornton, after he attempted to steal the till.
Despite being armed with a handgun, he soon realises he isn’t going to succeed and flees pursued by Patel grasping a hammer.
Patel told WFXG: “He says ‘get me all the money’ or else I’ll shoot you, I said you need money? But if you wanna shoot me go ahead and shoot it.
“My register opened and he said ‘No, no, no, no. I don’t need change. Give me whole money’.
“I say no I can’t. He say I shoot you! I say go ahead. If you want to shoot me, shoot me!”
Thornton was later caught and arrested.
Video shows that Patel did not hesitate for a moment and took on the robber all by herself.
“I say no I can’t. He say I shoot you! I say go ahead. If you want to shoot me, shoot me!” Patel said in the report recounting the incident.
Patel said she slapped the gun off from his hand and after pushing the gun to the side, she clawed at the man’s hoodie as he tried to grab the money.
She continues to hit the man and grabbing the cash register drawer, begins beating him over the head.
Then as she got her hands on a hammer, the man fell down and ran out of the store.
Patel said she chased the robber outside the store, hammer still in her hand.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, Dakota is charged with Criminal Attempt Armed Robbery, Aggravated Assault, and Possession of a Firearm during a Crime.