The bad guy came into a deli and pulled his gun, demanding the clerk behind the counter give him money. He even fired a warning shot into the wall to show he meant business.
The worker who was unfazed is seen in the video grabbing a large machete and going after the startled crook.
At first "he thought it was a fake gun, it was a very small gun, so that’s why he reacted like that," a fellow clerk told 1010 WINS.
Long Island, New York Deli owner Elena Alvarado was conflicted "in some part, we’re proud of him, but in some way he risked his life."
Alvarado said her store has been broken into several times and that’s why she got the machete.
She’s also afraid this isn’t the end of the trouble. “Very scared because this can happen again.”
See the video on the left.