Fort Lauderdale police released surveillance Friday that shows an armed woman trying to rob a Chevron gas station.
The attempted robbery was reported just before 10:30 p.m. July 31 at the Chevron at 3095 W. Commercial Blvd.
Police said the woman, who was wearing dark clothing and covered her face with a mask, entered the convenience store, pointed a handgun at a clerk and demanded that he open the cash register.
Authorities said the woman then knocked over several items on the counter before leaving the store without the money.
"All the bullets fell out of the gun and she just pushed it and ran out," a woman who knows the clerk told Local 10 News reporter Samantha Bryant.
The woman said the clerk has never experienced anything like this before.
"He was scared because that's never happened to him before," she said. "He's worked the night shift for a couple years now and he's never had that happen."