7-Eleven Coffee Helps Woman Escape Man With Knife

By Barbara Ann Kelley, CBSTampa.com

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – To Bonnie Easton the hot coffee at 7-Eleven is more than just good tasting, it’s a weapon.

According to St Petersburg Police the 60-year-old Easton was getting Sunday morning cup of caffeine from a St. Pete 7-Eleven on 31st Street South just before the attack. While she was walking back to her car a Male suspect with a knife approached her from behind.

The quick thinking Easton fought back by throwing her just poured steaming hot coffee on his face. Police say this stunned the man enough for her to get away.

The unidentified suspect did manage to grab Easton purse as he was fleeing the scene.

Witnesses have told the Police that they saw a man dump contents of a purse into a canal across the street from the 7-Eeleven.

The St. Petersburg Police say they have not arrested a suspect but the investigation continues.

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