EIGHT MILE, Ala. (WALA) - A robbery victim counts her blessings as she continues to recover from a brutal attack.
According to reports, the victim was robbed and beaten at gun point Sunday, June 30 in Eight Mile.
In the video one of the suspects police identified as Joseph Caples kicks through a locked door, enters the cashier's booth and assaults the cashier with a handgun.
The victim is glad the robbery was caught on tape.
"I convinced him to carry a TV monitor out and he thought he had the tape. So I did everything I could to get him out of the store, and when he got out I thought, ‘Oh my God, thank you Jesus for sending me an idiot to try to kill me,'" she said.
The former gas station cashier isn't ready to show her face, but that isn't stopping her from speaking out about her vicious attack.
"Lots of things I see now, that I didn't see that day," she said.
The former cashier said she will not be returning back to work, but she is taking away some learned some lessons on protecting herself.
She said to always test the panic button behind the counter. She wished she would have tested it before she needed to use it.
"I pushed a panic button and the police did not come. They did not come until we physically called them on the phone," she said
She believes she should have been armed.
"I would have had a pistol permit and I would have had a gun there," she said.
She said the suspect tried to shoot her a few times, but the clip fell out.
Caples is charged with attempted murder and appeared before Judge Sherling Wednesday, July 10. Although an arraignment was scheduled, the judge said there was no further action to be taken and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 22.
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