Batter up! Store clerk takes matters into his own hands when being robbed

MIAMI (WITI) -- A Miami convenience store clerk used a baseball bat to fight off a robber this week. The clerk says he actually thought the robbery was a joke!

He said when the robber cocked the gun, he knew by the sound that the gun was a plastic fake. That's when he grabbed the bat and chased the robber out.

"He comes around and he says I'm not playing let me get the money. And he cocks his gun. The click sounded very fake so I just went at him with the bat. Got only one hit, kind of wish I got more," said clerk, Sergio Morales.

The robber was able to escape.

Police think he's responsible for at least 7 other robberies in the area.