Machete-Wielding Clerk Chases Gun-Toting Robber Out of Store

'You can make money again, but not your life'

They say never bring a knife to a gun fight. But as a Long Island convenience store clerk proved recently, a machete is something else entirely. During an armed hold-up at the Stop & Shop Deli on Crooked Hill Road in Brentwood, NY, a 24-year-old part-time clerk dodged a bullet and then chased the would-be crook out the door, as the New York Post reported.

You might run, too, if you faced a really angry person swinging a long sharp blade over his head while moving toward you.

Although the date on the camera showed the year 2011, police told WNBC that it was a mistake. The attempted robbery took place Sept. 25 this year. The robber demanded that the clerk stuff the contents of the register into an Air Jordan Backpack.

Then things got dangerous. The clerk, who has not been identified, hesitated and the robber turned into an attempted murderer, shooting his .22-caliber pistol at the young man's head.

Had the robber's aim been better, this would have been a different story. The bullet narrowly missed the clerk and struck a wall instead of a skull. You can see how the clerk jerked his head back after the bullet had already passed.

According to shop owner Elena Alvarado, as reported by WNBC, the clerk had bought the machete the previous month "for protection." And he wasn't afraid to use it. Here he draws it out of a sheath, letting the robber see what he had let himself in for.

Finally, the clerk came out from the counter and, becoming the masked man's worst nightmare, went charging toward the robber.

In hindsight, it wasn't necessarily the smartest thing to do. As Alvarado told WNBC, "You can make money again, but not your life."

Then again, the clerk had already been shot at and might have thought that grabbing a weapon was safer than participating on the wrong end of target practice.

So, the next time you walk into a convenience store, best be polite and respectful. You wouldn't want to become an unwilling extra in a real-life version of the move Machete Kills.

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Jeff Erickson

And this is why I say that this country needs to gather all of these criminals up, gut em and make an example of them. There are people out of work who would gladly make license plates and furniture to earn a keep instead of China Cheap labor.

Kill em all. **** criminals. Scourge.

October 15 2013 at 6:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

WhO! does that!!

October 11 2013 at 10:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

When on duty at night I kept a ***** pistol in the register drawer for just such an occasion

October 11 2013 at 6:46 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This is all acting. See the cash register drawer it's open thats what they do after they count the money.The store is closed. End of story.

October 10 2013 at 11:24 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to cleeb2's comment

I am into retail, your going to sell me that this guys stays calmly put and than get a knife vs. a gun... give me a break! you can tell by his unmoved reaction ( the cashier ) its phony

October 11 2013 at 10:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Can you imagine the clerk in Vietnam, Iraq or Afghanistan? He was fearless. Boo haa!!

October 10 2013 at 11:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
howdy Paul

The robber could have shot the owner but I guess he thought that a gun would be all he would need to get what he was too lazy to go out and WORK for!!!! I say he should count his lucky stars that the owner did not catch him and chop him up into little pieces....another case of someone too lazy to get a job and earn the money!!!!

October 10 2013 at 11:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Wow that guy has got stainless steel Huevos. The blood with the gun will end up with less respect than Rodney Dangerfield.

October 10 2013 at 11:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Hispanics know how to wield a machete. Good for this store clerk!

October 10 2013 at 10:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

If you buy the machete in the next ten minuets you will get a set of steak knives for free. But wait a special introductory offer ...our clerk will demonstrate how to chop up anyone who tries to rob you.

October 10 2013 at 10:40 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

He was promoting the new movie Machete Kills. Danny Trajo would be proud

October 10 2013 at 10:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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