Shopkeeper pelts armed attacker with tomatoes (VIDEO)

Shopkeeper pelts armed attacker with tomatoes (VIDEO)

A greengrocer fought off an attacker who was armed with a huge shotgun by pelting him with tomatoes from his shop.

The bizarre incident happened in the Sanliurfa Province of Turkey when an armed attacker entered the shop of greengrocer Mehmet Tosun.

The footage shows Mr Tosun looking for a way to protect himself from a known attacker who came in to shoot him. Unable to find a weapon, he comes up with the next best thing - tomatoes. He picks up the fruit and starts throwing them at his attacker, who looks shocked at the turn of events.

The attacker can be seen shooting a few more times with the shotgun before running away.

"I was busy working. Mahmut P. all of a sudden appeared in front of me. I was standing right by the tomatoes. When he pointed the shotgun towards me I threw a tomato in his eye. He lost balance and started shooting around. He is my ex-brother-in-law," the Daily Mail cited Mehmet Tosun as saying.

The case is being investigated by police.