One Shot or Two? Gun-Toting Barista Scares Off Teenage Robber
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) A teen trying to rob an espresso stand in northern Idaho met his match in a gun-toting barista.
Police say the 17-year-old confronted Sunshine Espresso owner Michelle Cornelson with a gun on December 30, demanding all her money.
Cornelson has been hunting since she was a girl and says she remained calm as a customer pulled up to the other side of her kiosk in Coeur d'Alene (kohr duh-LAYN'), distracting the teen.
Cornelson quickly whipped out her 9mm Kel-Tec pistol, which was a Christmas present from her husband. That scared off the teen so Cornelson could call police.
A sheriff's deputy was nearby after picking up a beverage at the stand and caught the suspect. The teen was later taken to a juvenile detention center.