Woman sets baby aside to fight off armed robber

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Shocking footage of barehanded woman taking on armed robber

A bar owner in France is being hailed a hero after setting a baby aside to fight off an armed robber.

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Jaw-dropping footage of the encounter shows Nathalie Leclerc-Pelan holding an infant inside her store when a masked man walks in and attempts to rob the place.

Moments later, Leclerc-Pelan hands the baby back to its parents and appears to exchange words with the robber before taking matters into her own hands.

Although the thief was pointing a gun in Leclerc-Pelen's face she was able to beat him over the head with his own bag.

"I thought it was a joke," Leclerc-Pelan told Ouest France. "He told me to fill the bag and I told him simply that I wouldn't do it."

Soon after the altercation turned physical, a customer came to Leclerc-Pelen's aide and smacked the intruder over the head with a stool.

Leclerc-Pelen chased the robber out of the store and called the police. And surprisingly he came back to apologize after he was arrested.

"I think he recognized the gravity of what he had done and thought he would get away with it if he came back and apologized," Leclerc-Pelan said.

See reaction's to the shocking encounter on social media:

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Woman sets baby aside to fight off armed robber
@SkyNews Give that lady a bravery award. Not to be recommended but what a woman. Hats off
Incredibly brave woman: CCTV shows bar owner put down baby, fight armed robber. https://t.co/L7GIsvhLty
Love that she's like, "Hold on a sec, let me out this baby down and then I'll have a chat with you Mr Armed Robber" https://t.co/ZF8TJqeFij
Toughest woman on the planet https://t.co/BE88ua08dK @NorrisandDavis @1057TheFan
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