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Quick Takes

"Quick Takes" Continued...

Issue: "Getting paid not aid," Feb. 22, 2014

Canned defense 

When you’re trying to defend your convenience store against armed robbers, sometimes you must improvise. A store owner in Ramsbottom, U.K., bested a pair of masked robbers—one armed with a gun—on Jan. 12. Instead of passively complying with the thieves’ demands, the unidentified owner began hurling cans of beer at the perpetrators. The volley of lager proved effective: The thieves fled the scene.

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