Robber’s Cattle Prod No Match For Store Clerk’s Gun

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (January 10, 2013)—A man in the Florida Panhandle was arrested after he tried to rob a convenience store with a cattle prod only to be thwarted by a clerk with a gun, authorities said.

The Leon County Sheriff's Office says Lance Tomberlin, 26, went into a store just outside Tallahassee on January 2, produced the cattle prod and demanded money from the clerk.

Officials say he shocked the clerk several times before the clerk pulled out the handgun.

Authorities say Tomberlin fled and another employee tried to restrain him, but he eventually escaped in his truck.

Deputies stopped Tomberlin's truck but he ran.

The sheriff's office says Tomberlin was arrested Tuesday.

He was charged with armed robbery and aggravated battery.

He was ordered held without bond.


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