Police: Video shows store clerk using beer cans to thwart would-be robbery


PORT ORANGE, Fla. - A convenience store clerk in Volusia County used beer cans as a weapon to fend off a would-be robber Tuesday night.

Port Orange police said Steven Larson came into the Citgo at Ridgewood Avenue and Commonwealth Boulevard armed with a knife.

In surveillance video a store clerk can be seen running from behind the counter and throwing beer cans, after the man reached over the counter and grabbed what appeared to be cash.

The would-be robber dropped the money and ran out of the store as beer cans flew in his direction.

Police caught up with Larson on Wednesday and arrested him.