Brave pizza shop workers – level 3
This CCTV footage released by an Italian pizzeria shows the moment employees hurl plates at armed robbers trying to rob the pizza shop.
Filmed late on Monday evening in a small take-away pizza shop in southern Italy, the footage shows two men entering the pizzeria and one pull out a pistol, aiming it at the owner.
The gun then jams, as it’s fired repeatedly.
The owner stubbornly pulls the cash register away from the accomplice of the armed robber, who can be seen continuing to try and open the till to remove the night’s takings.
Despite the pistol still being drawn, other employees come to the rescue, smashing plates over the heads of the robbers.
The two thieves were arrested shortly after the robbery attempt.
Difficult words: CCTV footage (security camera video), hurl (throw), armed (having a weapon), jam (stop working), stubbornly (you do not let anything stop you).
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