Hot coffee stops robbery at Dunkin Donuts <br> <br> <a href="http://www.firstcoastnews.com/rss/article/301478/82/Hot-coffee-stops-robbery-at-Dunkin-Donuts" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer ugc" target="_blank">http://www.firstcoastnews.com/rss/article/301478/82/Hot-coffee-stops-robbery-at-Dunkin-Donuts</a> <br> <br> (NBC NEWS) -- When a man tried to rob a Connecticut Dunkin' Donuts on Saturday night, an employee acted quickly and stopped him with the closest weapon available -- hot coffee. <br> <br> The attempted robbery happened at a West Haven store at 11:06 p.m., when a man pulled up to the <b>drive-through</b> and asked the clerk for change for a $100 bill, according to Sgt. David Tammaro, of the West Haven Police Department. <br> <br> When the clerk refused to make the change, the man said this was a robbery and tried to climb through the drive-through window, police said. <br> <br> That is when the clerk threw hot coffee in man's face, police said. <br> <br> The man fled the area in a newer model white Ford Explorer without stealing anything, according to a news release from police.