A criminal tried to grab money from a Hollywood 7-Eleven’s cash register drawer and wound up getting as much register drawer as cash.
The Aug. 7 episode from the 7-Eleven at 1600 Federal Hwy. began around 10:25 p.m. with a man in a colorful hat and black T-shirt pointing out an item for purchase. When the cashier brings the item, he pays, then waits for the cashier to open the drawer.
As the drawer pops open, the man lunges across the counter for the cash in the drawer. He grabs the coin-holding lower half of the drawer, perhaps mistakenly based on the way he tosses it aside, and tries to grab cash. With both hands occupied, he can’t defend himself against the cashier slapping his flower-print hat off his head, then slapping his dreadlocks.
He leans back on his side of the counter, then he and the cashier go at it before he reaches again for the cash. The cashier tries to whip the coin half of the drawer at him. Though she misses, the would-be thief retreats again. He starts to walk out, but at the door, he spins around to get a loose bill on the floor.
Upon further review of the video, it doesn’t seem he was able to hold onto or pocket much cash. That last pickup might be all or most of his loot from the attempted robbery.
He’s described as a black male, 20 to 30 years old, with dreadlocks. Anybody who recognizes him from the video can call Hollywood police at 954-967-4636.