A suspect in fourteen robberies in the Columbia, South Carolina, area was finally caught after he suffered a major victim selection failure. A convenience store clerk responded to his demands for cash by pulling out a samurai sword and chasing him:
Investigators say the clerk pulled out a samurai sword and chased Vinson out of the store into the parking lot. After a scuffle, authorities say the clerk made an attempt to corner Vinson, but the suspect was able to get away.
A K-9 deputy later sniffed out Vinson's location. Authorities say they found him hiding in some bushes at an apartment complex. Lott says it was the courageous act of that store clerk that helped to bring Vinson to justice.
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