Things went downhill quickly for a robber in Texas that attempted to use a knife to rob a convenience store…brandishing the knife during a late-night robbery, the 62-year-old would-be robber learned that there’s a reason for the saying “never bring a knife to a gunfight.”
That’s because the clerk, who suffered minor injuries during the attempted robbery, was fortunately armed and able to fend off the attacker by firing off numerous rounds from the weapon she was carrying, wounding the attacker.
Apparently, the situation began when a solitary man by the name of William Coleman entered the Beaumont, Texas convenience store shortly before midnight on Friday, July 22nd and brandished a knife. Coleman then (allegedly) robbed the female store clerk, who called the police.
Police were then dispatched to the scene of the robbery, arriving at the store within minutes of the call.
But that wasn’t fast enough to prevent the situation from escalating, with Coleman and his knife proving no match for the injured clerk and her loaded weapon, as the clerk apparently shot Coleman while police were en route.
Coleman was then taken to a local hospital, where he was treated for serious injuries stemming from the gunshots, though he was not killed.
12 News, a local news outlet, reported on what happened after the robbery, noting:
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Coleman was taken to an area hospital to be treated for serious injuries. He was later charged with aggravated robbery.
Once Coleman is released from the hospital, he will be taken to the Jefferson County Jail and held there on a $250,000 bond.
Officer Morrow told 12News an initial investigation suggests Coleman entered the store and attacked the clerk with a knife, at which point the clerk pulled out a gun and shot him.
The Beaumont Police Department corroborated those details in a press release regarding the incident, saying: