August 17, 2015 11:38 am
Updated: August 17, 2015 11:42 am

WATCH: Man tries to rob store with sword; finds clerk also has a sword

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WATCH ABOVE: Security camera footage shows the moment a sword-wielding robber confronts a sword-wielding clerk at a store in Pittsburgh

TORONTO – For a few tense, surreal moments Friday night, a Pittsburgh corner store was transformed into something out of Game of Thrones.

That’s because a would-be robber tried to hold up the store with a sword – only to discover the clerk was armed with a sword of his own.

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It happened this past Friday night at the Perry Market in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Two unknown juveniles ran into the store, one of whom was brandishing a sword or very large knife.

The unknown man holding the sword ran behind the counter to demand cash, and that’s when the store clerk reached for a blade of his own: a full-length scimitar.

And just like that, battle was joined in the aisles of a Pittsburgh corner store – for a few seconds, anyways.

“[The clerk] had a sword, so he just removed the sword and attacked him,” M.C. Hydare, the brother of the store clerk, told WPZI News in Pittsburgh. “Then when he hit the sword that the dude had in his hand – my brother hit the sword – he ran away.”

Both would-be robbers booked a hasty retreat in the face of the scimitar-wielding clerk. One of the unidentified robbers tried to grab a handful of shirts, which he promptly dropped upon running into his partner in crime on the way out the door.

“I just want to give a message to them: Don’t try this. You can have money in a better way. Not this,” said Hydare. “Please stay away. Go and find work somewhere.”

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