Store owner ‘trashes’ robbery attempt

Posted at 1:18 PM, Oct 21, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-21 13:29:11-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va -- A Portsmouth convenience store owner foiled a would-be robbery -- with a trash can.

A man walked into a Portsmouth convenience store on Saturday night with a white t-shirt covering his face. He showed a handgun and tried to rob the store.

With no gun, the store owner saw the closest thing he had to defend himself-- a trash can.

He then rammed the trash can into the masked man, pushing back the would-be robber about ten feet.

The robber did fire a shot during the scuffle. The bullet hit a nearby Mountain Dew cooler.

The suspect still has not been caught.