Pharmacist Bites Back at Attempted Robber

Some pharmacists have found themselves in dangerous situations where thieves make demands for medications. But in one recent case, a pharmacist decided to bite back against an attempted robber.

Some pharmacists have found themselves in dangerous situations where thieves make demands for medications. But in one recent case, a pharmacist decided to bite back against an attempted robber.

When a pharmacist in California realized that the pharmacy was being robbed, he didn’t grin and bear it, but instead fought back with teeth.

A man allegedly walked into a pharmacy in Concord, California, around 1 PM on August 10, 2015, and asked the pharmacy staff for drugs. When he obtained some of the pharmacy’s medications, the pharmacist bit down repeatedly on the man’s finger, according to CBS. This act caused the attempted robber to drop the pills and run out of the store.

The unnamed suspect, who was arrested on August 12, 2015, is a 48-year-old man from Nevada. Police allege that he may be responsible for several other pharmacy robberies, according to SFGate.

Police told SFGate that the suspect had a weapon, but it was later recovered and determined to be a fake.

“This is not just in Concord, this is in other areas, you’re starting to see a lot of these suspects going into these pharmacies and trying to get prescription medications,” Concord Police Corporal Christopher Blakely told CBS. “Sounds like they’re getting desperate, and they’re going in, and they’re doing ridiculous things to get the medication.”

Police said the pharmacist will not be charged, as he acted in self-defense.