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Clerk Nails Would-Be Robber With Hammer

Associated Press

January 24, 2011

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — The robbery of an Ankeny convenience store has been thwarted by a hammer-wielding clerk.

Police told KCRG-TV that a man wearing overalls and a bandanna attempted to rob a Kum and Go store just before 1 a.m. Sunday.

But the clerk told the station that when the man ordered him to open the cash register, he instead grabbed a hammer and hit the man on the side of the head. The would-be robber fled without any money.

Police say they’re still looking for him.


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    Gombino

    over 3 years ago

    2658 Comments

    Love it.

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    LP_MD

    over 3 years ago

    1358 Comments

    A nail to go along with that hammer would have been nice

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    Irishcop1961

    over 3 years ago

    51038 Comments

    It works for me.

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    K9_91

    over 3 years ago

    19896 Comments

    Good for him. Should have used a sledge hammer.

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    DonnaLynn

    over 3 years ago

    10638 Comments

    Ouch. LOL Walewatcher.

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    Whalewatcher

    over 3 years ago

    11226 Comments

    Still looking for him ?? Ought to be easy to find him, considering he's probably got a huge indentation on the side of his head !!

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Oh Yeah! That's my type of clerk.Make this ole boy an honorary Patrolman.

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    PGPD911

    over 3 years ago

    6672 Comments

    Yeah, the clerk took a big risk by doing that! Glad it worked out for the best...

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    rsironron

    over 3 years ago

    5220 Comments

    Bump rhood.

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    LCSO_165

    over 3 years ago

    338 Comments

    That is just awesome ....

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    FreezeP

    over 3 years ago

    1456 Comments

    i wonder when she hit him, if she said " homie don't play that"

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    rhood

    over 3 years ago

    23592 Comments

    Should have used the claw end, I am sure he got his attention.

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    FloEW

    over 3 years ago

    1042 Comments

    Wow! The clerk was lucky. Similar incident several years ago at a Kwik Shop... robber took the hammer away from the clerk and beat the clerk to death.

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    TrafficCop28

    over 3 years ago

    1424 Comments

    Love it! The clerk would have gotten a handshake and a atta boy from me.

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    wiseass0282

    over 3 years ago

    10982 Comments

    Pretty work.

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