Associated Press, Published August 07 2010
Hurled hot coffee stops intruder in his tracksCRESCENT CITY, Calif. -- An attempted burglary at a California supply store was thwarted when the manager threw hot coffee in the face of a masked intruder.
Chris Hegnes, manager of the Englund Marine and Industrial Supply, was going into work earlier this week when he encountered a man in a mask charging at him with a hammer.
Hegnes says he hurled his hot mocha at the man's face and ran for it.
The man came after him for a few steps, then ran to a vehicle parked behind the store.
Hegnes says the man apparently had been trying to break into a safe using the store's hardware tools. The man didn't get away with much, but damaged some tools.