TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Authorities said a Florida Panhandle man was arrested after he tried to rob a convenience store with a cattle prod but was thwarted by a clerk with a gun.
The Leon County Sheriff’s Office said 26-year-old Lance Tomberlin went into a store just outside Tallahassee on Jan. 2, produced the cattle prod and demanded money from the clerk.
Officials said he shocked the clerk several times before the clerk pulled a handgun.
Authorities said Tomberlin fled and another employee tried to restrain him, but he eventually escaped in his truck.
Deputies stopped Tomberlin’s truck but he fled on foot.