CRAB ORCHARD — A man attempting to rob a Crab Orchard store Wednesday morning didn’t make it very far.
“He was apprehended within five minutes of walking out the door,” Lincoln County Sheriff Curt Folger said.
Chad Bennett, 31, walked into D&M Market on Stanford Street about 10 a.m. Wednesday, advised the female clerk he had a gun and demanded cash from the register, Folger said.
However, the clerk refused to hand over any money.
“I think she was going to whip his butt,” Folger said. “He was outnumbered by a 5-foot-3 female.”
Bennett left empty-handed and deputies arrested him minutes later. They did not find any weapons on Bennett, who also was not disguised by a mask.
He was charged with first-degree robbery and lodged in the Lincoln County Regional Jail.