Robbery Goes Awry When Thief's Motorized Wheelchair Gets Stuck in the Sand

He had a great getaway vehicle: a wheelchair. And he had an intimidating weapon: a pocketknife. It seemed like the perfect plan. But it all fell apart for this accused thief in Chiefland, Florida, thanks to rough ground:

Just before 10 p.m., the clerk said Champion piloted his chair behind the counter and demanded cash from the register as he brandished a pocket knife.

The 54-year-old clerk said she fought back and in her struggle with Champion, she stabbed him three times in the leg before he overpowered her. He then allegedly rolled out of the store with a 12-pack of beer and a roll of electrical tape.

When officers arrived, they found Champion stuck in the sand behind the store drinking a Bud Light Lime, according to the Gainesville Sun.


Link -via Sharp as a Marble | Photo: Flickr user lynnfennell

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How the what?@! First off, if being attacked by a wheelchair bound person, leg stabbing may not be the best choice of defense. Second, how was the clerk unable to overpower or in some way defeat a person confined to a wheelchair? And third, why would a cashier STAB in defense, and what did she use? Ridiculous all around, and the mugshot didn't make things any better.
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