Man Thinks He Can Steal From Cashier Because She’s A Girl, Gets Instant Karma
Growing up, we’re taught stealing is wrong. When you go into a store, you are supposed to pay for the items you select. Who knows why some people choose to take things without paying for them. Some might truly be hungry and are stealing food out of necessity, but sometimes people just do it for the pure thrill of not getting caught.
One employee in a grocery store in Helsinki, Finland spotted a thief and was determined not to let him get away. Anna jumped into action. The guy thought he could steal beer from under her nose because Anna was just a girl. This video shot by the store’s surveillance camera went viral after the store’s owner, Sauk Kytola posted it online; it was viewed over 100,000 times. Anna’s a hero.
The cashiere wasn’t giving up without a fight; the footage shows her stopping the thief in his tracks before using pepper-spray to deter him.
After being sprayed, the thief tries to flee the scene. Anna won’t have it. She chases him and drags him back into the store by the shirt.
This same viral video has another clip showing Anna interceeding when another patron tries leaving the store without paying for his items. He sends the petite woman a nod as he passes her register. Anna catches on and gives chase. She runs after him and grabs the things he’s taken from his hands. She’s not afraid to rough him up a little bit before kicking him out of the store without the goods.
Kytola said that the punishment for robbery is small in Finland. There’s been an increase in these crimes. Using pepper-spray isn’t uncommon for the store’s employees: “We have no other mode of operation to be able to intervene,” Kytola said. “Police resources are small, and the penalties are insignificant.”
Anna spoke about the two incidences: “I’m not scared. Pepper spray is a strong defense. Adrenaline kicked in, and I just dragged him back inside.”
She said of the thieves: “They do this so brazenly. Most often they steal alcohol, which is not a necessity, and not, for example, something essential such as food. It’s frustrating.”