Man Charged With Using Cattle Prod In Robbery

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve arrested a Florida Panhandle man who unsuccessfully tried to rob a convenience store with a cattle prod.

The Leon County Sheriff’s Office reports that 26-year-old Lance Tomberlin was arrested Tuesday and charged with armed robbery and aggravated battery.

The sheriff’s office reports that 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.

Authorities say Tomberlin went to flee but another employee tried to restrain him before he could finally get to his truck and escape. Deputies stopped Tomberlin’s truck, and he fled on foot.

Jail records didn’t say if Tomberlin had an attorney. He was being held without bail.

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