In New York, an Indian proprietor of a gas station foiled an attempted armed robbery by throwing his slipper at the gun man and shoeing him out of the store. Sorry for my bad pun. According to the news report, this happened in Salt Point, NY. Singh refused to fill the bag and retaliated. I commend him for fighting back with what he had. Although acquiring a CCW for a business is not impossible in NY state. The gunman looks to be wielding a shotgun but I cannot make out what kind it is. Singh got very lucky that the gunman was a coward and did not use the shotgun.
When thinking of a slipper for self defense I am reminded of this image.