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BATON ROUGE- A clerk at a smoke shop near LSU wouldn't let a pair of thieves get away without a piece of her mind.

Sarah Nicholas was working at Hi-Life Wonderland Smoke Shop on West State Street when two masked gunmen came into the shop and demanded money.

"I was walking and the gun was to my back and that's actually when I was really scared, and I said, 'Sir, whatever you do just don't shoot me in the back,' that's when I was really scared," said Nicholas.

Nicholas took her time getting the money out of the register and then began to chastise the two men as she slammed the cash into their hands.

"I don't know what happened, I just felt the need that they need to be punished, they couldn't keep going around and doing this to other people's businesses, and holding up guns to people's faces during Christmas time, it's Christmas time, it's the time for giving not stealing, and that's what I did," said Nicholas.

Police arrested Darren Brown, 19, and Christian Lamotte, 22, in connection with the crime. Investigators say a witness watched the men leave the shop and followed them down I-110 until police caught them minutes later.


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