Generally speaking, the best approach when your place of business is being robbed by masked gunmen is total submission; give them the cash or goods they demand, and don’t put up a fight. The employees at Lotions & Lace, a sex shop in San Bernardino, California, took a different approach during a robbery Wednesday night; instead of surrendering, they threw floppy dildos and other sex toys at the man until he left empty handed.
One of the employees spoke to KABC about the robbery, which took place about 9:45 pm Wednesday when a masked man walked into the store with what appeared to be a gun.
“With the gun, he walked in. I just thought he was trying to be funny, to scare us,” the employee, who was identified only as Amy, said. “But then I saw the gun and it was like, really? I don’t have time for this.”
She later said she thought the gun was fake. “It just didn’t look right,” she said. “I was just really irritated that he would try to come into the store that I’m to watch and manage, and try to pull this.”
“I think he was a coward,” her co-worker added. “Coming in and trying to get over on two females and not realizing that were pretty feisty.”
The failed robber chased away by dildo-waving clerks remains at large. Watch video of the crime below.
— Rob McMillan (@abc7robmcmillan) December 15, 2016