SAN BERNARDINO, California — Two dildo-wielding California sex shop workers drove off a hapless would-be robber by whipping sex toys at his face.
Surveillance camera footage showed the masked man marching into Lotions & Lace in San Bernardino at closing time Wednesday, brandishing what appears to be a gun.
But the women behind the counter weren’t having it.
Store employee “Amy” said she wasn’t scared. She was convinced the gun was a fake and she was having none of it.
“I just thought he was trying to be funny, to scare us,” said an employee identified by KSBC-TV only as Amy. “But then I saw the gun and it was like, really? I don’t have time for this.”
She said she got “really irritated,” and began yelling at the man. When he tried to reach over the counter to grab her, Amy’s coworker started firing sex toys at him.
“They do have some weight to them if they hit hard enough,” the coworker told the station.
Eventually, the red-faced robber gave up and fled the store empty-handed.
“I think he was a coward,” said the coworker. “Coming in and trying to get over on two females and not realizing that we’re pretty feisty.”
San Bernardino police said they are investigating the episode as an attempted robbery. They said they do not advise challenging armed robbers.