An employee at a pizza store in Holly Hill, Florida, shot and killed a man who attacked him with a blunt object and a pair of scissors while wearing a bloody demon mask on Saturday night.
The Little Caesars employee was closing up shop when a man in a bloody demon mask approached and attacked him. The masked man repeatedly hit the employee with a large piece of wood, knocked him to ground, and attempted to stab him. During the assault, the employee managed to draw his legally concealed firearm shoot the masked man.
The employee then called police and requested medical assistance for himself and his attacker.
"Please help me," the employee told a 911 dispatcher. "He tried to stab me with a pair of scissors. He hit me in the face with a big piece of wood. I'm bleeding all over the place."
Police arrived a few minutes later and rushed the masked man to Halifax Health Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Holly Hill police Chief Steve Aldrich praised the employee for being able to effectively defend himself.
"As soon as he exited the building, he was immediately attacked by an individual that was wearing a scary clown mask and brandishing a wooden stick," Aldrich told WFTV. "Even though he's being attacked he's able to pull out a concealed firearm he has and fires multiple rounds at the suspect. I'm glad that he was able to defend himself and that he's OK. It's just unfortunate that this whole episode occurred."
He said that police had not yet identified the masked man and were investigating where he came from. No charges against the employee were announced.
"This is very unusual for this area," Aldrich told WOFL. "We're obviously aggressively pursuing this to find out where this individual came from and why this attack occurred. Very unusual."
Carlton Akins, who lives nearby the Little Caesars, said the attack taking place near his home is terrifying.
"It just gets so outrageous now," he told WOFL. "People are unpredictable. It's really crazy, man. It really is! And that's scary!"
Akins said he had little sympathy for the violent attacker, though.
"I'm sorry the guy got killed, but he got what he deserved," he said.