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Tulsa Restaurant Employee Punches Would-Be Robber In Face

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Tulsa Police cars parked in the restaurant's parking lot. Tulsa Police cars parked in the restaurant's parking lot.
Popeye's restaurant at Pine and Peoria. Popeye's restaurant at Pine and Peoria.
Tulsa Police got the call just before 11 p.m. Tuesday. Tulsa Police got the call just before 11 p.m. Tuesday.
TULSA, Oklahoma -

A Tulsa restaurant employee turned the tables on a potential robber Tuesday night.

Tulsa Police say an employee of Popeye's at Pine Street and Peoria Avenue was taking out the trash just before 11 p.m. when a man pulled out a handgun and hit him with the weapon several times.

The employee reacted by punching the man in the face.

The startled robber ran away.

The employee received some minor injuries in the assault but declined a trip to the hospital.

Police said the suspect was described as a black male wearing a gray, hooded sweatshirt with a blue bandana over his face. The weapon was described as a silver revolver.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS.

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