Things took a turn for the unexpected at a Burlingame donut shop early Monday morning when a trio of men showed up wanting more than just a dozen glazed. Surveillance video from the Royal Donut shows one man hopping the counter just before 5:00 a.m., gun drawn, and forcing the clerk into a back room while two other men quickly work at getting the shop's ATM out the front door. As reported by KRON4, one suspect points a gun right in the employee's face and tries to force him into a back office. As shown on the video, however, the donut slinger just wasn't having it, and decided to fight back.
A brawl ensues, and the men scuffle on the floor as the robber attempts to tie the employee up with an apron. The gun is dropped, and the thief grabs some bakery equipment to continue the struggle — waving the metal mixing item above his head wildly.
The entire thing is terrifying to watch, and is made only barely less so by the fact that police determined a gun dropped by one of the suspects turned out to be fake. The unnamed store owner handed the video over to police, and told KRON 4 she hopes the men are caught soon.
"I don't want anyone else to go through what we just went through," she noted. "You know, everyone here is just really shaken up."
Police have yet to identify the suspects, and no arrests have been made.