A hotel employee turned the tables on an armed robber when she grabbed his gun after he dropped it on the counter to pick up the cash.
It happened at a Country Inn and Suites hotel in Paducah, Kentucky on Monday night. Surveillance video shows the female employee throwing cash at the hapless robber who dropped his gun on the counter to scoop up the cash.
As he bent down to pick the money up off the floor, the quick-thinking employee grabbed the gun and pointed it and him.
The suspect fled out the front door but he returned moments later demanding his gun. The woman pointed the pistol at him again, sending him fleeing into the parking lot.
The suspect was a white male with a thin build and curly blond hair. Police recovered the gun at the scene, and a white shirt and knit cap were found nearby on McBride Lane.
According to ABC News, the suspect was arrested the next day during a traffic stop.
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