Michael Patel is a man who thinks fast on his feet.
Patel, who, with his wife, owns the Ascutney Sunoco convenience store in White River Junction, Vt., was approached by a man who said he had a gun, according to the Associated Press. The man demanded that Patel hand over $200.
"Let me call my wife," Patel said to the man, who then ran.
Vermont State Police later apprehended the man, who is twenty-one. He is on bail for a pending charge of, inexcplicably, stealing catalytic converters from cars.