Aretha Cardinal and her husband were just parking their car in the driveway when two men wearing clown masks approached their car. According to BET, one of the suspects was holding a machete in his hand and threatened to kill them.
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Her husband fought while Cardinal grabbed the two-wheel scooter. It was the only item she could find at the time of the robbery to use.
Cardinal’s husband said, “[I] couldn’t believe what was happening. He reached his hand through the window, put it on my throat like this, and I’m like, ‘Dude, you serious, you trying to rob me with a machete?’”
At one point the robbers moved away and then came back to the car. Cardinal ended up breaking the window while she tried to fight them off until they drove away.
She said, “Any weapon is good for me if I can get you off me and my husband, that’s what I’m going to do. I used the scooter, broke it in half.”
Since the incident the two men have been caught and charged with aggravated robbery.
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