Episode #33: “No Wax”, from True’s 18 January 2009 issue.
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When a robber confronted an employee of a carwash in Portland, Ore., the employee lured the gunman into the wash tunnel, where the cashbox was located. Chris Truax, 25, probably wasn’t too afraid for his life: when the robber pulled his gun, it broke into pieces. Still, Truax opened the cash drawer, and when the robber reached toward it Truax grabbed a power washer and sprayed the robber in the face with soapy water at 2,000 psi. “It had to hurt, I promise you that,” said assistant manager Jason Marsh, who gave Truax two paid days off as a reward. The robber fled empty-handed. (Portland Oregonian) …So it was pretty much a clean getaway.
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