Brave Store Clerk Locks Robber In Store

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Brave Store Clerk Locks Robber In Store

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A Florida store clerk turns the tables on a potential robber locking the crook in the store until police arrive.

"They took him down but it could've been worse," says Jimmie Flynt of Daytona Beach Police Department.

That's because police say Kenneth Kirkland, 22,  walked into this convenience store Wednesday night with a loaded 9-millimeter handgun.

Flynt continues, "he enters the store and he makes a purchase and then another customer was in the store and the customer tried to make a purchase, he tried to snatch money and run."

As he was trying to get away police say the clerk locked him inside the store.

"That when he pulled out his gun and fired a round to try to get the clerk to open the door but what he didn't realize was that the police were already there. The police heard the gunfire,"recalls Flynt.

Police say Kirkland then fired 3 shots at the door when he was trying to escape.

Luckily no one was hurt.

The store manager says the clerk feared for his life.

He didn't even come in to work Friday.

"I can't say that the clerk did wrong but my thing is money is a material thing, money can be replaced but a life can't."

Kirkland was out on bond for violating probation on domestic battery, domestic violence, and stalking.

Now he's back behind bars.

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