This robbery might have actually worked in New York City or San Francisco, but was met with utter contempt by a pizza shop employee in South Carolina, where most folks know the difference between a firearm and a magazine.
A man tried to rob a pizza place on Ocean Boulevard Tuesday night by pointing a gun’s magazine at the employee, but the employee slapped it out of the suspect’s hands, according to a Myrtle Beach Police report.
Police responded to the location at about 10 p.m. Tuesday night and spoke to the employee, who said he saw the suspect and asked if he needed help. The report states the suspect then pulled out a magazine for a firearm and pointed at the victim, telling the victim to give him everything he has. The victim then slapped the magazine out of the suspect’s hands.
The suspect grabbed two rounds that fell out of the magazine, turned around, and walked out the door, the report states.
The employee in this instance was clearly educated enough about firearms and ammunition to not consider a magazine containing several cartridges by itself a lethal threat, and contemptuously slapped it out of the would-be robber’s hand.