Lotto loser pulls knife on Lufkin store clerk
POSTED: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 11:23am
UPDATED: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 11:26am
From the Lufkin Police Department:
LUFKIN - A Lufkin man is arrested Tuesday night after pulling a knife on a convenience store employee. It happened in the 600 block of North Raguet Street.
The employee tells officers a customer got mad when he was told his lottery tickets weren't winning tickets. He says that's when the man left without paying for soft drinks, pulled a knife and threatened to kill him. When police got to the store, they found the man with the knife still in his hand. After asking him numerous times to drop it, officers finally used a TASER to control the man without seriously hurting him.
The man was booked into the Angelina County Jail on aggravated robbery and resisting arrest with a deadly weapon charges. The man also refused to identify himself to police. Officers say his fingerprints will be entered into their system, and when he is identified, police say he will be charged with failure to identify.