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Man accused of using rock to rob Florida convenience store for drug money

Chad Simon was arrested on robbery with a weapon charges and taken to the Palm Beach County Jail.
By Evan Bleier   |   May 30, 2014 at 11:32 AM   |   Comments

DELRAY BEACH , Fla., May 30 (UPI) -- A Florida man was allegedly so hard up for some drug money that he stuck up a convenience store with a rock and then found himself in a hard place – the Palm Beach County Jail.

Chad Simon was booked on a charge of robbery with a weapon by Delray Beach Police after he allegedly used a rock to rob a convenience store for drug money.

According to police, Simon picked up beer and candy and then went to the counter to pay. Once he was at the register, Simon pulled a rock from his pocket and threatened the manager with it. He then reached over and grabbed about $75 from the cash register.

Simon escaped with the money, but not before the manager whacked him with a wooden stick that he happened to have on hand, the Palm Beach Post reported.

The 42-year-old later told police that he robbed the store for drug money.

Interestingly enough, Simon is not the only person who allegedly attempted a robbery with a stick or stone in recent days.

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