Chalk one up for Mall-Ninja knives. The one pictured above was given to Dawn Khawaja following a string of nearby robberies. She pulled it out when a would-be robber drew a 3″ knife and tried to rob her store.
Dawn Khawaja, who works at the Down the Block Convenience store on Hanover Street, said on Sunday night the suspect walked up to the counter and pulled out a knife. Khawaja said he told her to give him money.
Without flinching, Khawaja pulled out an even bigger knife. When the suspect saw her knife, he ran out of the store.
“I was just mad, he shouldn’t be stealing from me,” said Khawaja. “I have four kids to support, there’s no reason you should rob from me.”
Criminals don’t care. They prey on those whom they perceive as weak. Kudos to Dawn for not being a sheep and fighting back. Perhaps it is time to upgrade to a lead-projectile based defense though.