Knife-Wielding Robber Chased Off By Gun-Carrying Employee

posted on August 31, 2016

While it’s fairly well known that you shouldn’t bring a knife to a gun fight, a criminal in Knoxville, Tenn., recently learned the lesson firsthand. Officers are now searching for a man who tried to rob a store with a knife, and who was quickly dispatched by an employee carrying a firearm.

Knox County sheriff’s deputies told ABC affiliate WATE that the suspect entered Danny’s Market earlier this week, approached a customer at the counter, then held a knife to her throat while telling the store clerk to hand over money. Instead, the employee pulled out his handgun.

At that point, the suspect backed out of the store using the customer as a shield before taking off on foot. A bystander gave chase, but eventually lost track of the criminal, who eyewitnesses described as a white male in his late 20s or early 30s with a stocky build, and who kept his face covered throughout the robbery attempt.

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