You’re on your way home after a volunteer meeting that went very late. It’s now 10:30 p.m., and you have to have the kids to school by 6:00 a.m. for jazz band practice. You’re tired and frustrated with how the meeting turned out and annoyed that the kids waited until 10 p.m. to text that you’re out of milk at home.
You stop at the local gas station/convenience store, thankful that it is brightly lit as you head to the back of the store to grab a gallon of milk and some of your favorite ice cream.
As you close the freezer door, you hear shouting from the front of the store. Through the shelves, you can see the back of a large man waving a knife at the cashier. Even though the assailant is large, the counter is really wide and he cannot reach the cashier unless he throws the knife.