Alabama store clerk uses machete to fight off knife-wielding robbers

News

Security cameras were rolling when an Alabama convenience store clerk armed with a machete faced two knife-wielding criminals during a recent robbery attempt.

It happened at 3:15 am on Saturday, March 16.

According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn’t expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

“Holcomb entered and actually started to buy something which he did, than started to buy something else going back and forth to his car as if he was building the nerve to make his move. In his second trip to the counter he pulls his knife to demand cash and the clerk pulls his bigger knife,” explained Lt. Michael Johnson, public information officer for the Huntsville Police Department.

Holcomb tried to run away at that point, but the clerk remotely locked the door and called police.

A knife fight breaks out with the men taking swings at each other.

Read more: http://bit.ly/2JqMOnU

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest News

More Local News