On July 30 at about 2 a.m., the clerk working at the 1290 West Valley Parkway 7-Eleven saw a man walk out of the store with a six-pack of beer he hadn't paid for. After confronting the man in the parking lot, the thief took out a knife and stabbed the clerk in the forehead. The clerk then took out a box cutter and slashed his attacker's face. The thief then fled the scene, leaving the beer behind.
The would-be thief was described as a Hispanic man in his late 20s to mid 30s, with a long gash down the left side of his face. After the attack, the clerk said he put a Band-Aid on the wound and went back to work behind the counter.
"I don't care," the Egyptian clerk said. "In my country, I do that [defends himself] a lot.”