AKRON (AP) -- A fast-food worker determined to prevent a second robbery in a week at the restaurant he manages used a hot-water hose to shoo away a pair of armed robbers and effectively stop their heist attempt.
The manager of Church's Chicken in Akron told police he was cleaning cookware in the back of the restaurant Wednesday when a man's shadow appeared by a rear door. When he went to check, two men, one of them flashing a handgun, rushed inside. Police said it was then that the manager drew the hose and fired hot water, forcing the robbers to leave.
Surveillance video shows that seconds later the armed robber went back inside, but the manager again sent the man out the door with the hot-water hose. The pair then fled from the parking lot.
Police Lt. Rick Edwards on Thursday told the Akron Beacon Journal (http://bit.ly/1f7vRU5) detectives believe the men had robbed the restaurant at gunpoint on Sunday night.
That day, the men had bandanas covering the lower halves of their faces and demanded cash from the register. They left with $30 after the manager told them one of the registers wasn't working.