HOLLY HILL, Florida — This clown messed with the wrong guy.
A worker at a Little Caesars restaurant in Florida gunned down a clown mask-wearing thief who attacked him with a wood plank and a pair of scissors as he closed up for the night, police said.
Employee Heriberto Feliciano, 28, had just switched on the security system at the Holly Hill restaurant late Saturday and was walking out into the parking lot when the masked man attacked.
Cops said security camera footage showed the man wearing a clown mask jump out of the darkness and begin wailing at Feliciano with a two-by- four wooden pole until it broke. The robber then took out a pair of scissors and demanded Feliciano hand over his cash, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reported.
Feliciano suffered injuries to his head and shoulder but managed to pull out his gun, for which he has a carry permit, and open fire four or five times at close range, cops said. He then called 911.
When officers arrived at the scene, the robber was laying in the middle of the parking lot with the clown mask still on and a pair of scissors on the ground nearby. He was taken to to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead.
Cops said they hadn’t yet confirmed the identity of the dead man. Feliciano has not been charged.