National Guardsman Store Clerk Scares Off Burglars With Assault Weapon

Shawn Schank
Shawn Schank

While the news is filled with reports of disgruntled workers who showed up at their offices with guns, it's far more common for robbers to be the cause of workplace violence. In fact, cashiers frequently show up on the list of the most dangerous professions for that reason.

But on Sunday in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, two masked men who appeared in Shawn Schank's convenience store in Shingleton, Mich., reportedly got quite a surprise. Schank, a National Guardsman who spent a year in Afghanistan, emerged from a back room of the store carrying a loaded AR-15 assault weapon and pointed it directly at the would-be robbers, causing them to flee, according to local TV station WLUC.