Has this entire damn town gone completely batshit?! I work at a local fast food joint. A guy came in and ordered food, which came up to a total of a little under 7 bucks. He paid with a ten, and when I gave him his change, he insisted that he paid with a twenty and accused me of short-changing him. My boss heard the ruckus and came over. She asked me to open the till, and when I showed her that there were NO twenties in the till, the guy made a dive for the drawer.
I tried to stop him, and he grabbed my ponytail, and started trying to drag me over the counter. I pressed the panic button and swung at him with my cane (I have a bad hip, and require a cane to walk or stand for long periods) while my manager tried to pry his hands off of me. I managed to hit him squarely in the face, bloodying his nose, and he let go. He tried to flee, but the panic button locks the doors.
Thankfully the police station is just down the street from where I work, so it didn't take long at all for them to show up. I filed a police report while they dragged him away in cuffs. He's definitely being charged with attempted robbery, and it's up to me whether or not to press assault charges. He's already going to prison, and I managed to land a good hit, so I probably won't press charges. I have enough stress already without having to worry about court dates.