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Store manager throws hot coffee in intruder's face

CRESCENT CITY, Calif. (AP) - An attempted burglary at a California supply store was thwarted when the manager threw hot coffee in the face of a masked intruder.

Chris Hegnes, manager of the Englund Marine and Industrial Supply, was going into work early Monday morning when he encountered a man in a mask charging at him with a hammer.

 Hegnes says he hurled his hot mocha at the man's face and ran for it. The man came after him for a few steps, then ran to a vehicle parked behind the store.

 Hegnes says the man apparently had been trying to break into a safe using the store's hardware tools. The man didn't get away with much, but damaged some tools.

 The sheriff's office is investigating.

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