DC: A man dressed in a black hooded jacket and wearing a ski mask reportedly attempted to rob the Oak Grove Plaid Pantry convenience store around 1 a.m. on April 28, allegedly using a hatchet to threaten the on-duty clerk, KOIN 6 News reports.
Surveillance video released by the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office shows the clerk pull out a gun and pointing it at the suspect in self-defense, then calling 911. The video then shows the suspect give over his hatchet to the clerk, sliding it across the counter, then getting on his knees briefly with his hands in the air before fleeing the store abruptly.
The president of Plaid Pantry said that the clerk has been fired from the company on account of his actions, which were in direct conflict with the company’s zero tolerance weapons policy, according to KOIN 6 News. He told KOIN 6 that employees are trained to deescalate violent confrontations, instead of using defensive weapons. more here