An employee at a fireworks stand near Houston used a special kind of firecracker in response to an armed robbery attempt that occurred Tuesday night.
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The stick-up took place at a Black Cat Fireworks stand at around 10 p.m. Two men pulled up in a green Ford Mustang. One of the men got out and pulled a gun on the employee on duty and demanded money from the store.

But the clerk thought fast and remembered he had something that goes “Boom” in the store’s office.

“They told him we want the money and he tried to talk him out of it, so he said ‘I have to go to this little room and get the money,’” the stand’s owner, Richard Treichel, told KPRC.

The employee came back, but not with cash.