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An armed robber in Camden, SC wearing a Scream mask wasn’t expecting a great-grandfather to call ‘cut’ on his criminal act.

The 80-year-old laundromat owner was in his store on Wednesday night when the armed robber came in, dressed all in black and wearing the Scream mask, and demanded the owner’s cash box. The owner didn’t argue with the armed robber, telling him to take the box full of money. The suspect grabbed the box and ran out of the store.

But the owner wasn’t content to watch his hard-earned cash make a mad dash out of his store, so he picked up his .25 pistol and followed the suspect outside, firing a round into the air.

The shot scared the masked moron, causing him to drop the cash box and sent him scrambling into a nearby vehicle in which he fled the scene.

The laundromat owner got his money back and I’m sure he got a good laugh at how he sent the little horror-movie-wanna-be twit running.

Police are asking anyone with information on this case to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, or e-mail a tip in to www.midlandscrimestoppers.com. You can also text information in by texting “TIPSC” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).