Sword Fighting Stickup Store Clerk Has A Bigger Blade

8/20/2015 10:03 AM PDT

Everyone knows you don't bring a knife to a gun fight ... but these robbers just learned you don't bring a machete to an Arabian sword fight.

When two ski mask wearing thieves tried to rob a convenience store with a machete in Pittsburgh, the cashier, Jewad Hayih, sprang into action like Jake Gyllenhaal from "Prince of Persia" ... chasing them off with his even bigger blade.

Luckily, the robbers didn't have a gun cause the clerk had one of those too and it could have gotten messy real quick.