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Gas station employee fights off armed robber by throwing hot coffee in his face

By Mason White 3:42 PM February 10, 2016
Cup of hot coffee (illustration) 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) An armed robber in Indiana, fled like a coward after being hit in the face with a hot cup coffee, according to a video uploaded to the Internet.

The Muncie Police Department said that an employee of the Marathon Gas Station, successfully fought off the armed robber who threatened him with a gun.

According to the video surveillance of the gas station, the incident unfolded around 6:00 a.m. on Sunday. The employee just finished pouring himself a cup of hot coffee when he saw the masked man pointing the gun in his face.

Within seconds, the 30-year-old employee threw the cup of hot coffee in the robber’s face. The robber fled empty handed after being burned by the cup of coffee.

Police are now working to find the robber, and have urged anyone with information to come forward.