Burglarizing Stoneham's C-Store isn't such a hot idea: The Herald reports that owner Saadat Khan, who's been robbed 20 times in that location, was held at gunpoint over the weekend but thwarted his attacker with spices.
"Saadat Khan calmly went behind the counter as if he was going to open the register, grabbed a cup of chili pepper powder he sprinkles on food, tossed it in the thief’s face, punched him, and sent him packing empty-handed," the Herald reports. Badass! Khan says he's just an average guy trying to make a living. [AP via Herald]