HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF/CNN Newsource) — Surveillance cameras show how a daring robbery played out at a north Huntsville gas station
It happened early Saturday at a Conoco on Pulaski Pike.
According to police, Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase.
He left the store, then came back in as if to make a second purchase. That’s when he pulled out a knife at the counter.
What he didn’t expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.
Holcomb tried to run away at that point, but the clerk remotely locked the door.
That’s when a full-on knife fight broke out, tearing up the store. Holcomb eventually escaped the store by throwing something through the window, but the clerk chased him outside.
A second suspect named Lady Nicholson was waiting outside the store near the suspect’s car and allegedly pulled out a knife her own when the clerk chased the first suspect outside. That’s three knives in one fight!
Holcomb ran back inside the store and took the cash drawer out of the register, but the clerk didn’t make the suspect’s getaway easy, pounding on their car with his machete. He told police that he wanted to leave enough marks on the vehicle so that they could easily recognize it.
The suspects were able to get away, but they were arrested by police a short time later on North Memorial Parkway near a burger king. They’ve been charged with robbery and other offenses.
The clerk was not injured.