When the attempted robber finally retrieved the knife from me the robber swung me around to not face him and he put the knife to my throat.
The robber walked me back to the area where he was hiding out at. As, he forced me to move ahead of him I was thinking about what he may be planning on doing next. I had to think rather quickly about what was in that area of the bakery that I could use to protect my self.
The robber walked me to the far back corner of the bakery where the office and the bathroom was located. We didn’t have anything in that area when it came to chemicals, cleaning supplies; brooms, tools, etc. We didn’t even have a lock on the bathroom door. I didn’t know what he planned on doing with me or to me.
The robber ended up taking me into the bathroom. He then told me to sit down on the toilet. Then, he told me to not come out. The light remained on in the bathroom including the loud exhaust fan. I could hear the robber rustling through our baking ingredient bins.
As I sat on the toilet waiting for what may be next. I had a thought, oh NO I gave him my purse and my grandma’s wedding ring was in there.
Shortly after I faintly heard the phone ring. The noise of the robber had stopped and I waited for a few more minutes to make sure there was silence over the loud exhaust fan.
Awaiting The Unknown
I thought to myself, I am leaving this bathroom now! So, I opened the door not knowing what was going to happen next.
Just outside the bathroom door was the knife laying on the ground. I sensed that the coast was clear because the weapon was on the ground.
I ran out the office area to the back of the bakery and closed the back door. I then ran through the bakery looking to see if he was lurking somewhere. I then ran to the front of the bakery and grabbed the phone and called 9-1-1.
As, I was speaking to 911, I heard a gun fire. Shortly after the local grocery store employee came down to check on us at the bakery because, of the police activity and knowing that we were the only business operating at this time of the night early morning.
The police came and took a report and fingerprints.
For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for your enemies to give you victory. Deuteronomy 20:4