Aurora Colorado - Talk about an ice cream headache: convenience store owner Amadi Creeghin threw a pint of Haagen Dazs at an armed robber and knocked him out cold.
Sixty year old Creeghin explained how he was able to knock the gunman out. "When I was a boy in Afghanistan, I fought the Russians, but we had no rifles. You had to get close enough to them to knock them out with a rock, and that's how you get a rifle."
"When the kid comes in, he took out a gun and said to put all the money in a bag, but the whole time he keep's looking outside, really nervous. After the fourth or fifth time he looked out, I just threw the ice cream in my hand that I had been ringing up."
After the robber was knocked unconscious, his apparent accomplice fled the parking lot on a rusty old Vespa. A customer helped Creeghin restrain the hands and feet of the dazed robber for the few minutes it took for police to arrive.
Aurora police spokesman, Laura Lovejoy, said, "While we don't recommend that citizens try to fight off armed robbers, we are grateful to Mr. Creeghin for helping us take a dangerous and wanted criminal off of the streets."