A female shopkeeper hurled chocolates at would-be robbers armed with knives who attempted to steal cash from an Adelaide, Australia, deli yesterday. The two teenage boys entered the Smithfield Plains mini mart at about 1.30pm, brandished their knives and demanded cash.
But their demands were refused by the woman who issued the ultimate Halloween trick, screaming at them to "f ... off" before showering them with chocolate bars she grabbed from the counter. She then chased the boys out of the store and into a nearby field, where the suspects dumped their jackets and fled empty handed.
Owner Buck Nasr said there should be stricter penalties for armed robbers. "The problem is the law has to change now, it's about time (because) this is getting too much. They have to be more harsh on them," he said.
Police have seized the boys' jackets and CCTV footage of the incident. One of the boys was described as Caucasian and the other of Aboriginal appearance. One was said to be wearing a black and white striped hooded jacket and black shorts, the other a grey hooded jacket and black pants.