() A Dunkin’ Donuts employee found herself facing a would-be robber in West Haven, Connecticut Saturday and, lacking other means to defend herself, grabbed the nearest available item: hot coffee.

According to NBC Connecticut, Angelica (she declined to give her last name) was approached by a man in the drive-through lane who asked her to make change for a $100 bill.

When she said she couldn’t, the man allegedly changed tactics, said it was a robbery, and tried to force his way through the window.

Angelica explained her version of events:

“He rushed himself, tried to get out of his car.  That’s when I realized he was serious.  I tried to close the window.  He put his arm in it.  He knew not to touch, because he knew there would be fingerprints…


“I did see his coffee that I made him, so I looked at (it) quick, threw him the first one. Looked at the pots of coffee and threw the pot of coffee at him…”

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