Needle-Wielding Robber’s Stick-Up Attempt Fails When Woman Pulls Out Something A Lot More Lethal

Chuck Ross Investigative Reporter
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A South Carolina man gave new meaning to the phrase “this is a stick-up” when he threatened a woman with a needle during a robbery attempt at an ATM in Horry County Saturday morning.

But the 40-year-old woman was inoculated against robbery victimization, for she had something much more lethal inside her vehicle, My Horry News reported.

The woman had just pulled cash out of the ATM when she said the needle-wielding man approached her and demanded her money.


The woman grabbed her gun and told the man, “I dare you to stab me.”

“Are you seriously going to do that to me,” she said the man responded and then ran away.

The woman called police and also followed him in her truck but was unable to track him down.


Horry County police arrested the man on Tuesday, according to Myrtle Beach Online.

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