WATCH: Store Clerk Loses Job After Pulling Firearm to Stop Hatchet-Wielding Thug

Portland, Oregon — A wannabe robber is still on the run after a store clerk pulled a firearm on the hatchet-wielding thug, leaving the loser begging for mercy.

in fact, once the clerk pulled his firearm, the thug got down on his knees, apologized, and begged for mercy, before fleeing.

See the video below . . .

The nasty twist in this story is that the store clerk has now lost his job because of the no weapon policy of the “Plaid Pantry” convenience store chain.

Local news station KOIN 6 News reports this from the scene:

The video shows a man walk into the Plaid Pantry around 1 a.m., walk up to the counter and pull a 12-inch hatchet from his pants. He shows it to the clerk, who then pulls out a gun.

As the clerk picked up the phone to call 911, the robber slid the hatchet across the counter, put his hands up and reportedly said, “I’m sorry. I’ll leave.” He then ran out of the store.

The suspect, a Hispanic man in his early 20s, is about 5-feet-5. He wore a dark black jacket with hood, a dark green ski mask, khakis and dark shoes with white soles.

Here’s the video:

The stupid no weapons policy from the Plaid Pantry has cost the store clerk his job.

Instead of being able to defend themselves, employees are taught to “deescalate” these situations.

Of course the clerk did just that and no one was harmed.

Here is the nonsense spewed by the President of Plaid Pantry:

The president of Plaid Pantry told KOIN 6 News the stores have a zero tolerance for weapons and the clerk is no longer employed there. He said employees are trained to de-escalate robbery situations to avoid injury.