AKRON -- A pair of wannabe robbers were scared away by a fast-thinking employee who defended himself with hot water.
Police say it was around noon Wednesday when two males tried robbing the Church's Chicken at 700 South Arlington Street.
Surveillance video shows two unidentified men walking through the back door -- one armed with a handgun.
An employee, who was in the back room washing dishes, used a hose to spray hot water at the suspects.
Both criminals quickly fled the scene out the same rear door.
Seconds later, the suspects tried running back inside when the worker continued spraying hot water in their direction.
They finally fled the scene for good empty handed.
Akron Police believe these suspects were involved in a previous robbery just a few days earlier at the same Church's Chicken on Sunday night.
Anybody with information is asked to contact the Akron Police Department at 330-375-2490. Police warn these suspects should both be considered armed and dangerous.