Victim of Las Vegas chapel robbery speaks out to Action News
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The owner of a wedding chapel in the Arts District is back at work on Tuesday, just hours after she was held at gunpoint and beaten during a robbery.
Sherrie Klute told Action News she was sore and bruised after Monday night's attack, but she wasn't going to let that stop her from returning to work.
The 63-year-old said two masked men walked into the Stained Glass Chapel near Charleston and 3rd Street around 8 p.m. Monday while she was in the back room on the phone with a friend.
She said then one of the men pointed a gun in her face and demanded money.
When she told him she didn't have any, she said the man started hitting her and continuing to make demands while his partner scoured through her business, searching for cash.
Klute said she was dragged down the hallway into the main part of the chapel, where she was able to strike the man and push him out of the way, so she could get out the front door to the apartment building next door where she was able to call for help.
"I fought back. I'm not going to let someone hit me and abuse me. I'm not that intimidated by the gun. I'm very good with guns," said Klute.
By the time police arrived, both men were gone along with Klute's cell phone and two cameras.
Klute said she will replace her stolen belongings, but won't change how she does business, except for maybe adding an alarm and locking her door a little earlier at night.