You are working at a donut shop. A man comes in and tries to steal money from the register when you open it. What do you do? If you are Dustin Hoffmann (not the actor) and face this exact scenario, you try to stop him from robbing your employer by nailing the man over the head repeatedly with a metal cup. Why? He says that he wanted to "look good" if the surveillance video ever ended up on YouTube, The Record (Bergen County, New Jersey) reports.
"What was going through my mind at that point was that the security tape is either going to show me run away and hide in the office or whack this guy in the head, so I just grabbed the cup and clocked that guy pretty hard," Hoffmann tells the newspaper.
Hoffmann was working at a Dunkin' Donuts in Elmwood Park, New Jersey, when a man came in and ordered a doughnut. But, when Hoffmann opened the register to complete the sale, the man went to grab cash from the register, Police Chief Donald Ingrasselino tells the newspaper.
Unfortunately, Hoffmann's efforts to stop the robber weren't entirely successful because the man was still able to flee with $290 from the donut shop, says Ingrasselino.
Hoffmann seems pretty sure the surveillance video is going to end up on the video-sharing website ... because he's going to post it himself once police get a digital copy of it, the newspaper reports
"There are only a few videos like that on YouTube now, so mine's going to be the best," Hoffmann tells the newspaper. "That'll teach this guy."
Source: The Record