ATTEMPTED ROBBERY: Fort Dodge Store Clerk Pulls Gun

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Fort Dodge police say they are thankful a store clerk was unharmed during an attempted robbery.

Officers say a 50-to-60-year-old man approached the clerk at the Discount Text Book store shortly before 9 a.m. Wednesday demanding money.

The man allegedly threatened the clerk with a can of mace. But instead of complying, police say the clerk pulled out a handgun and told the man to leave.

Officers say the 5’05” tall suspect fled the store without any money.

Fort Dodge police say they’re pleased the incident didn’t escalate further and remind people that, “a few dollars is not worth your life.”

The clerk says she pulled out the gun for her own protection, not to save a few dollars.

If you have any information in the case you’re asked to contact Fort Dodge police.



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