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Two Sex Shop Employees Ward Off Alleged Robber With Dildos

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Two brave clerks at an Inland Empire sex store warded off an alleged armed robber by throwing adult toys at him. A man, seen in surveillance video as wearing a gray hoodie and holding what appears to be a gun, entered Lotions & Lace in San Bernardino on Wednesday night at about 9:45 p.m., just 15 minutes before the shop closed. He was seen striding through the racks of lingerie to the counter where he immediately encountered two female employees and demanded the cash from their till. But, the alleged robber got more than he bargained for when one employee—identified by ABC 7 only as Amy—decided she didn’t have time for his shenanigans.

"I just thought he was trying to be funny, to scare us. But then I saw the gun and it was like, really? I don't have time for this," she said.

Amy suspected that the gun he was carrying was a fake, and was not scared. She instead described herself as “really irritated.” The video depicts the two employees yelling at the man and flinging a variety of sex toys at him until he leaves the shop.

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Lotions & Lace has multiple locations throughout Southern California, including shops in Costa Mesa and Montclair. As you may have guessed, they sell adult novelty items, sex toys, lingerie and, yes, lotions. The San Bernardino location has four stars on Yelp, and many patrons who apparently found the customer service—in ordinary, non-robbery circumstances—to be excellent.

The San Bernardino Police Department is investigating the incident as an attempted robbery.

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