Police don't recommend it, but it worked for Katie Rieger.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Police don't recommend it, but it worked for Katie Rieger.
The Dairy Queen manager in Sioux Falls managed to foil a robbery by beating the robber with the money bags he was trying to steal.
Rieger was accosted by a masked man outside the restaurant on Monday morning. She says instinct kicked in and she fended off the man by beating him with the bags. He fled with no cash.
Police Detective Jon Carda says authorities never advise people to refuse to hand over money to a robber because their safety is worth more than the money.
Rieger says the robber didn't have a weapon. She says if he had, she would have dropped the money.
The man is still at large.
(KFGO News file photo)