MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA) -- It is dramatic video of a man covered from top to bottom walks into the Super Market, a small convenience store on Liberia Avenue, and confronts the owner with a long stick.
58-year-old Jugal Uppal had just opened the store, Tuesday morning, when he says he thought someone was playing a joke on him.
But it was no prank. Jugal was met with the crook wielding, what he says was, a 7-foot stick. He says the would-be robber demanded money.
That's when Jugal grabbed a hammer that's tucked behind the counter.
Jugal Uppal says, "I picked up the hammer and I go over there. I was screaming at him, he was screaming at me. I told him to stay away. I said if you hit me, I hit you."
The near four minute ordeal was all caught on tape. There are two noticeable stalemates in the stick vs. hammer faceoff. The robber is wearing a blue hoodie and blue jeans with plastic bags over his shoes.