HEMPFIELD, Pa. - A Hempfield Shop ‘n Save employee was pepper-sprayed, trying to keep a masked man out of the store.
“He had a ski mask on, sunglasses on and was all covered up. He had a backpack,” said the worker.
The worker said he instinctively went to the store’s front door to see what the man was up to.
“He just cursed at me multiple times, shot me with mace and then fled the scene,” the worker said.
Troopers credit the worker with keeping the man out of the store.
“You have the opportunity to sit back by the register, let him come completely in your store or you try and confront them in a conversation,” said Trooper Steve Limani.
After thinking about what happened, the worker told Channel 11 he doesn’t know if he would do it again.