By LEON WATSON
PUBLISHED: 06:00 EST, 10 August 2012 | UPDATED: 06:01 EST, 10 August 2012
This thief bit off far more than he could chew when he came up against a female counter clerk with an eye for a punch.
After casually walking and buying a pack of biscuits, the unidentified man tried to get his hands into the till at a discount shop in South Carolina by leaning over the counter.
But with the kind of quick hands boxing legend Mohammed Ali would be proud of, the clerk behind it laid into him with a series of super-fast combinations.
Surveillance video captured a clerk fighting back after a man allegedly tried to steal money from a Family Dollar store in South Carolina
Having landed several hits to the man’s head in a frenzied 20-second burst she eventually beat him off.
The man then staggered out of the Family Dollar store in Richland County spilling goods over the floor and making off with just a few notes. The clerk, who manages the shop, then pelted his pack of Oreos at him.
Richland County deputies say the attempted raid happened at 5.35pm on July 28. It was captured on surveillance video.
A robbery suspect got a lot more than he bargained for when he went to take money from a discount store in Richland County.
Richland County deputies say the unidentified man went into the Family Dollar at 1735 Decker Boulevard around 9 a.m. on July 28.
CBS Station WLTX/News19 spoke with the manager, Chanel Thomas, who told us she was upset about him attempting to take the money, but also because he touched her.
The man casually buys a pack of Oreos at the store in South Carolina, and is about to go for the till
The thief reaches over in an attempt to grab cash out of the till from the Family Dollar store
The camera blurs as the woman unleashes a frenzy of punches on the thief
‘While I’m cashing out his transaction I saw him lean a little bit so I kinda prepared myself, ‘ Ms Thomas told WLTX/News19.
‘As soon as I saw his hands reach in I closed the register and he pushed it open and kind of hit me in the middle of my chest, and that’s the only thing I kept thinking about was he hit me. So I just started wailing at his head.’
He then staggers out of the doors with his tail between his legs as the clerk lobs the pack of biscuits at him
Ms Thomas says after he took off she was so frustrated she threw a bag of Oreos that he purchased at his head.
Officers say they intend to charge the suspect with simple assault in addition to robbery.