Robber gets a surprise drink

August 7, 2009 6:11:56 AM PDT
Police in Lansing, Michigan say a convenience store clerk foiled an attempted armed robber by throwing a pot of hot water at her.

The Lansing State Journal reports a woman entered the Quality Dairy store armed with a knife yesterday morning and demanded money from the clerk.

Instead of handing over the cash, police say the clerk threw the pot of water.

Police say the suspect fled and was seen getting into a vehicle that later was found unoccupied nearby.