But if you use scissors or beer, the robber will just take them away
USA Today reports on a shopowner who drove off and pursued a robber with a pair of scissors.
"The only thing I did wrong was run with a pair of scissors."
Here's another shopowner, who drove off a robber by wielding a can of beer.
(I guess some armed robbers are wussies if there is resistance... skedaddling from the sight of an upraised beer can?)