December 31, 2009
Idaho: Barista pulls gun, stops robbery
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A teen trying to rob an espresso stand in northern Idaho met his match in a gun-toting barista.
say the 17-year-old confronted Sunshine Espresso owner Michelle
Cornelson with a gun Wednesday morning, demanding all her money.
has been hunting since she was a girl and says she remained calm as a
customer pulled up to the other side of her kiosk in Coeur d'Alene,
distracting the teen.
Cornelson quickly whipped out her 9mm
Kel-Tec pistol, which was a Christmas present from her husband. That
scared off the teen so Cornelson could call police.
deputy was nearby after picking up a beverage at the stand and caught
the suspect. The teen was later taken to a juvenile detention center.