An employee at a Saint John pizza shop took a swing out of crime during an alleged attempted robbery this past week.
Surveillance video posted to Facebook by Big Daddy’s Pizza shows a hooded man standing at the counter with a hand in his pocket talking to an employee.
After a short interaction, the employee backs away from the counter and disappears from view of the camera — only to return with a pizza paddle in hand.
When the suspect reaches for the cash register, the employee whacks him in the head with the paddle and throws it at him as he flees.
Saint John police say a 25-year-old man is facing charges in connection with the incident, as well as two break and enters at nearby homes.