04/03/2016 12:20 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

WATCH: Indian Woman Shopkeeper In The US Bravely Fends Off Armed Attacker

It took Bhumika Patel hands, a hammer, and a whole lot of determination to fight off a man allegedly attempting to rob a shop.

A CCTV footage, that has gone viral now, shows Patel, an Indian female shopkeeper in the United States, fighting off an armed man, before chasing him out of the store. The incident happened at 11am on Tuesday.

According to reports, Burke County Sheriff's Office have identified the alleged attacker as 17-year-old Christian Dakota Thornton.

Patel was working at the Keysville Convenience Store when a man came into the store and demanded cash from the register.

The video shows a hooded man walking up to the register to pay for a drink. As the lady shopkeeper rings him up, the man pulls out a gun from his pants.

The two seem to exchange a few words before the man points the gun directly at her.

Patel, then, instantly knows what to do. She attempts to grab the gun out of the man's hand and using the cash drawer, smashes his head. She doesn't stop. Next, she grabs a hammer from under the store counter, chasing the man away.

"After I pick my hammer and try to reach out, he just fall down and run out," Patel told WRDW TV channel.

She, said she "lost a few nails" and had a scratch after the incident.

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