Little Caesars employee shoots, kills attacker wearing a clown mask, police say



Raw video of the attack at Little Caesars employee

Security camera footage shows a man with a 2×4 on a Little Caesars employee as he was leaving the store.

A Little Caesars employee in Florida took matters into their own hands Saturday night when he shot and killed a scissor-wielding attacker who was wearing a clown mask, police said.

The police responded to the pizza shop in Holly Hill around 11:50 a.m. after receiving 911 calls about shots fired at the location. When they arrived, they found the alleged attacker lay on the parking lot with a clown mask and a pair of scissors on the ground. The suspect was taken to the hospital, where he later died.

Surveillance video showed the suspect wearing a clown mask, approach the Little Caesars in Holly Hill.

(Holly Hill Police)

Little Caesars employee Heriberto Feliciano, 28, later told the police that he was closing the restaurant around 11:50 a.m. when a man with a clown mask attacked him. Surveillance video shows the masked attacker starts with the handle of a wooden pole on the employee, who had just walked out of a side door after checking the store’s security system.

Feliciano said the masked man began hitting him with the wooden post in the face and shoulder to the plank broke, according to the police report.

The suspect, who has not been identified, reportedly nailed Feliciano to the ground and tried to stab him with a pair of scissors, until the pizza shop employee’s quick thinking saved his life.

The employee was attacked after walking out of the store. Surveillance video captured the attacker to hit the employee with a wooden plank.

(Holly Hill Police)

“Although [Feliciano was] attacked, he is able to pull out a hidden gun and fires multiple rounds at the suspect,” Holly Hill police chief Stephen Aldrich told FOX35 Orlando.

Feliciano said he fired four to five shots from close range. He added that he had his gun on the trunk of his car and called the police to report the shooting, the report stated.

Aldrich said the case was “very unusual.”

“Obviously, We are very actively looking into this to find out where this person is coming from and why this attack occurred,” he added.

The police released a photo of the mask, the alleged attacker was wearing at the time of the incident.

(Holly Hill Police)

Carlton Akins, who lives in the neighborhood of the Little Caesars, told FOX35 he thought the employee is the right move.

“I’m sorry the man was killed, but he got what he deserved,” he said.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam

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