Man in wheelchair robs store

Feb. 20, 2012 at 2:58 PM
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CHIEFLAND, Fla., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said they arrested a wheelchair-bound suspect accused of robbing a convenience store when his motorized wheelchair got stuck in the sand.

Chiefland police said the clerk at a Chevron on South Main Street said the man in the motorized wheelchair came into the store around 9:45 p.m. Wednesday and brandished a pocket knife, The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun reported Monday.

The clerk said she struggled with the suspect and stabbed him three times in the leg before he overpowered her and left with a 12-pack of beer and a roll of electrical tape.

Police said John Christopher Champion, 22, of Chiefland was found only a few minutes later with his wheelchair stuck in the sand near the store.

Police said Champion was treated for stab wounds and jailed on charges of armed robbery and aggravated battery.

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