Huffington Post Authorities say a Florida Panhandle man has been arrested after he tried to rob a convenience store with a cattle prod but was thwarted by a clerk with a gun. The Leon County Sheriff’s Office says 26-year-old Lance Tomberlin went into a store just outside Tallahassee on January 2, produced the cattle prod and demanded money from the clerk. Officials say he shocked the clerk several times before the clerk pulled a handgun.Authorities say Tomberlin fled and another employee tried to restrain him, but he eventually escaped in his truck. Deputies stopped Tomberlin’s truck but he fled on foot. The sheriff’s office says Tomberlin was arrested Tuesday and charged with armed robbery and aggravated battery.
Fucking Florida, where criminals think its a good idea to rob a convenience store with a cattle prod, instead of the traditional method of using a handgun. Hey, Lance Tomberlin, you understand that convenience store clerks in Florida are armed to the teeth because meth heads and alcoholics try to rob them on a daily basis, right? So the clerk was probably shocked (get it?) when you tried to rob him with a cattle prod, but then started laughing and went for his trusty glock. Lance Tomberlin is lucky the clerk didn’t blow his head off during this poorly thought out robbery attempt.
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