When a robber demanded cash from 7-Eleven cashier Cathy Harris, she made him work for it.
Harris dropped the cash drawer on the floor and told the thief to get the money himself.
"She told him, 'If you want the money, you pick it up,''' store owner Katie Nelson said.
The man, who was wearing a bandanna over his face and said he was armed, helped himself to $36 and left, but not before Harris tossed a stapler at him and hit him in the shoulder, Nelson said.
Nelson said she reprimanded Harris for her daring response.
"You're supposed to be scared, not angry,'' Nelson said. "I was concerned about her safety. She's a very brave person.''