Caught on camera: Clerk uses bug spray on would-be robber

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on September 13, 2013 at 5:15 PM

WACO, Texas -- A store clerk got the upper hand on a guy trying to rob her by dousing him with a spray used to kill wasps and hornets.

When the would-be robber approached the clerk, she grabbed a can of bug spray and sprayed him.

The man took off running, but experts said you should think twice about using bug spray against people because it's illegal to use it for anything other than what it's meant for.

However, police said in sudden, life threatening situations, you're allowed to grab what you can to protect yourself, like the clerk did.

No charges were filed against the clerk.

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