Police: Fla. clerk's gun beats thief's cattle prod

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Posted: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 5:08 pm, Tue Mar 25, 2014.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Florida Panhandle man has been 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 says 26-year-old Lance Tomberlin went into a store just outside Tallahassee on January 2, produced the cattle prod and demanded money from the clerk. Officials say he shocked the clerk several times before the clerk pulled a handgun.

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