On Monday, a convenience store clerk took matters into his own hands after a would-be robber tried to overthrow his store. The suspect, who has been identified as 52-year-old Andre Young, entered the Speedway on Northland Boulevard and tried to jump over the counter with a blade. However, the store clerk fought back, seizing the blade and delivering a devastating right hook to knock Young out.
The clerk then called 911 to explain the situation, which was also captured by a security camera inside of the Speedway.
“He’s still in here,” the clerk told officials. “I had to knock him out. You need to get a trooper here now, because he’s in here, he’s in here all f*cked up.”
“The allegations are that the defendant went into a Speedway gas station, brandished a box cutter, and stated, ‘We can do this the easy way, or the hard way,’” Dave Wood of the Hamilton County prosecutor’s office said. “The cashier luckily was able to defend himself and incapacitate the defendant until police showed up.”
Later, in an interview with police, Young said his actions were misconstrued. He claimed he was holding the knife to cut something off his shirt, to which officials responded by saying it isn’t smart to try to jump a counter with a blade, if you aren’t planning to rob someone. “Man, I was drunk,” Young replied.
The next day, Young stood before a judge on crutches with a swollen black eye. The judge set a $175,000 bond on two counts of aggravated robbery and assault. Oddly enough, officials say Young was convicted of using a bat to rob the same gas station back in 2005
Source: Baller Alert