Thieves arent too bright to begin with but this one takes the cake. An armed robber left his gun on the counter during a robbery and the attendant wasted no time taking the weapon from the would be thief.
According to WPSD police are asking for your help identifying a man who robbed a Paducah hotel at gunpoint Monday night, but whose plan went awry when investigators say the hotel clerk was able to seize his gun.
A man armed with a handgun walked into the Country Inn and Suites at 145 McBride Lane in Paducah around 10 p.m. Monday and demanded money from the clerk. When the woman threw money on the counter, the man set his gun on the counter as he went to put the money in a plastic bag, a Paducah Police Department news release says.
That’s when the clerk grabbed the gun and pointed it at the robber. The news release says the man ran away, but returned. The clerk pointed the gun at him again, and the robber again fled — this time leaving the hotel in a dark-colored car.
The suspect is described as a white man.
He was Identified according to the Paducah Police Department Facebook.
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Time: 10:01 p.m. Date: Monday, Oct. 7, 2019Location: Country Inn and Suites, 145 McBride Lane, PaducahSuspect(s): White male, thin build, with curly, blond hair, wearing a dark long-sleeved shirt, jeans, white shoes, a white shirt around his face and an Alabama University sock hat. Paducah police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed the Country Inn and Suites Monday night. An employee told police the man came in and brandished a handgun, demanding money. The clerk eventually threw money on the counter and the robber placed his gun on the countertop to put the money into a plastic bag. The clerk grabbed the gun and pointed it at the robber and he fled. He came back inside the business, and the clerk again pointed the gun at him. The robber then turned and fled in a dark-colored passenger car. The handgun was recovered at the scene. The white shirt and sock hat were recovered nearby on McBride Lane. Paducah police detectives are investigating.Anyone with information is asked to call the Paducah Police Department at 270/444-8550. Information also may be provided anonymously through West Kentucky Crime Stoppers by texting WKY and your tip to 847411 (tip 411) or by downloading the app “WKY Crime Stoppers” from the Apple Store or Google Play. Tipsters also may access the online tip form through the City of Paducah website at http://paducahky.gov/west-ky-crime-stoppers. Information leading to an arrest or indictment may result in a reward of up to $1,000.
Posted by Paducah Police Department Kentucky on Tuesday, October 8, 2019