From Mass Live:

The would-be thief entered the liquor store at 295 Amherst Road with a large knife and demanded money. But when the female clerk pulled out a handgun, the male suspect fled the store without any cash, Sunderland Police Chief Jeffrey Gilbert told CBS 3 News, media partner of MassLive.com/The Republican.

Sometimes I wonder if posting these stories only encourages the mutants to “upgrade” their choice of weapons. Then again, I doubt that any of them read Alphecca or other gun blogs and, besides, it encourages store owners, clerks, the average citizen, to be armed with a firearm themselves.