Huntsville, AL - Alabama authorities arrested a man and woman after the duo tried to rob a convenience store with knives Saturday, leading to a wild altercation with a machete-wielding clerk that was caught on video.
Sunday, Huntsville Police confirmed Laney Nicholson, 33, and Seth Holcomb, 32, were both arrested after attempting to rob the Conoco on Pulaski Pike in Huntsville.
Authorities said Holcomb entered the gas station and started to buy something, going back and forth to his car several times before pulling a large knife on the clerk and demanding cash.
Holcomb tried to leave the store, but authorities said the clerk auto-locked the door and pulled a bigger knife, a machete, on Holcomb.
Authorities stated the two parties got into a knife fight, tearing up much of the store in the process.
According to investigators, Holcomb threw an object through the front door to escape. The clerk ended up fighting with Nicholson, who had her own knife, and damaged the alleged perpetrators' vehicle in the process. While that was going on, police said Holcomb went back inside the store to retrieve the cash drawer from a register.
Holcomb and Nicholson drove off, and Huntsville Police stopped their vehicle and detained both without any further incident a short time later.
"A Boulder police officer observed a man sitting in a partially enclosed patio area directly behind a 'Private Property' sign and initiated contact with the man to determine if he was allowed to be on the property," the department said.
After the man said he was a resident of the property and provided ID, the incident continued.
"The officer detained the man to investigate further and made a request over the radio for additional assistance to respond, indicating that the person was uncooperative and unwilling to put down a blunt object."
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