Anyway, ended up she to react quite instinctively and only afterwards it dawned on her how dangerous the situation actually had been.
Catherina Cheng was the only one at work in the tavern King George in Esbjerg, as the clock rounded midnight on the night of Thursday.
In the bar sat five guests and had a good time, and all was quiet.
Right up until the masked man walked through the door.
"I could feel a heat in my legs, and I just knew it was not good," says 28-year-old Catherina Cheng.
The masked man went behind the bar, where Catherina was standing, and shouted: "Give me the money."
But instead of giving him the money, chose Catherina to react differently.
"I just thought: 'He must not have some money. Who does he think he is?'" she says.
"I got him pushed out of the bar, and I cried just: 'No! Get out!'," explains Catherina.
from there began the robber to back off, and eventually he ran out of the door and fled from the spot. Catherina rushed to press overfaldsalarmen, and only then it went up for the guests in the bar, what they had witnessed.
"They thought it was a kind of joke. There was the one that said that he thought it was one of my colleagues, who made fun, because I did not respond to him, and because it all went so quickly," she explains.
Then got Catherina to know of some of the guests that they had seen that the man had had a knife in his hand. But she had not even got an eye on though.
"I saw just his mask. For it appears that he had even cut holes in it, and the sticker that sits inside a hat, it stuck out through his nose. And I can remember, I bed very much, mark in," she explains.
To B. T. tells Catherina Cheng - who first told his story to JydskeVestkysten - that one of the reasons why she reacted as she did was that she could feel the masked man was nervous.
"Now I have been in this industry for three and a half years, and I think that you will learn to feel the people, how they have it. And I could feel that he was uncomfortable. He looked very frantically around, and he did not resistance, when I went against him," she explains.
even Though she might not seemed scared, as she walked toward him, so she was certainly not comfortable with the situation.
"I was nervous with the same, I saw him come in, and I couldn't see his face. There I got it bad, and I was honestly just about to piss in his pants," laughing, she adds:
"But instinctively, I went just against him."
Subsequently, she reacted more to what happened than she did, while it lasted.
"I closed the place at 01, and while some of the last guests were here, I could feel that I was a little shocked. But with the same, I was alone, when I had locked, I was meganervøs and megabange," she says.
Fortunately, wrote one of the guests of the bar to her, and asked if he could help with something, and she asked him to follow her out to her car, as she was uncomfortable with having to go outside alone.
today - Friday - she has the better. It 'fluctuates' however, still, she explains.
She has both received the visit of his boss and of others, who have said that she is 'tough' and 'cool'.
"But I've also got skældud. Among other things, of my aunt, called me yesterday (Thursday, red.) and said: 'Have you not learned that you just need to give them the money?' And yes, I have. But my intuition just said something else to me in the situation."
She has not been back at work since, as she just wanted some peace. And she thinks also that she is probably going to be a little nervous when she stands there - in any case, if she suddenly is alone.
"So I am also thinking that it's probably not going to happen again, and there is also no reason to paint the devil on the wall and make me paranoid and scared for no reason," says Catherina and ends:
"So it is just up on the legs again and think: 'I am mega badass', and then take it from there."
Have you experienced a similar situation where you have reacted instinctively and prevented a crime or anything else to happen? Write to the journalist, Maria Christine Madsen at the email@example.com.Updated Date: 06 December 2019, 22:00