Push Back: Machete Wielding Deli Worker Drives Off Gun Robber

Published on October 8, 2013

A New York deli worker pulled a machete from under his  counter and chased away an armed, masked gunman who fired a shot at the wall as  he demanded money, police said.

Police on Long Island say the gunman entered the Stop &  Shop Deli on Crooked Hill Road Sept. 25 and fired his silver .22-caliber pistol  as he ordered the worker to stuff his Air Jordan backpack with cash.

But the 24-year-old worker, seen in surveillance video  released by police, flipped the script on the robber and reached below his  counter, where he grabbed a machete.

In less than three seconds, the worker withdrew the machete  — which appeared to be about 2 feet long — from its black sheath, opened the  gate in his counter and charged after the gunman.

The robber took off out the door as the deli worker chased  him, slashing the machete in the air. He chased him all the way across the  parking lot.

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