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Hot Sauce Holdup

November 15, 2018 GMT

A 42-year-old Alabama man allegedly confessed to robbing a 73-year-old store clerk on Sunday, but he didn’t use a knife or a gun -- his weapon of choice was a cup of hot sauce.

According to the Opelika-Auburn News, the plucky clerk got suspicious of the suspect, whom she followed from the store, to the parking lot, back into the store, where he bought some candy.

In a statement, the Valley Police Department recalled, “When she opened the register to give him change, he flung a cup full of liquid, later determined to be hot sauce, into her face and started to grab at the open register drawer. They struggled over the drawer and he then fled the area on foot.”


The stinging sauce left the victim in need of medical attention.

After checking out the store’s surveillance footage, cops soon nabbed the suspect, identified as Michael Brisky LaFayette, and charged him with first-degree armed robbery and fourth-degree theft of property.