Man Sticks Up Gas Station With Tree Branch
May 22, 2012
An Escambia County Man has been charged with robbing a gas station with a tree branch as a weapon.
Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 42-year old Christopher Ray Faulkner at gunpoint as he exited the store. He was charged with aggravated battery using a deadly weapon, criminal mischief and robbery with a deadly weapon. He was booked into the Escambia County Jail with bond set at $25,000.
Deputies said Faulkner entered the store carrying a large tree branch and struck the clerk in the head and ordered her to the counter where he purchased a cigar, according to an arrest report.
The female clerk, according to an arrest report, then punched the robber in the chin with her fist and ran out of the store, screaming for help. Faulkner then grabbed the cash register and slammed it to the ground, according to the report.
The incident was captured on the store’s surveillance video.