(WHDH) A clerk in New Bedford, Massachusetts turned the tables during a convenience store robbery.
When the would-be robber pulled out his knife, clerk Brian Patel pulled out a sword.
Patel says the robber's knife was about eight inches long.
Patel didn't hesitate to reach under the counter and respond with his sword, about three feet long, that sent the robber running empty handed.
Even a customer got into the act, taking a kick at the crook as he ran out the door.