S. Ind. clerk takes machete away from attacker

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Posted on August 15, 2009 at 6:38 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 13 at 1:55 PM

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- A clerk wrestled a machete away from an attacker inside a southern Indiana convenience store and suffered only a cut to his hand.

Police officers arrested 45-year-old Myron Matthews after the attempted robbery about 4 a.m. Thursday at a Kangaroo Express store in Evansville.

The 38-year-old clerk, Samuel Brown, told officers that the man pulled out a machete after entering the store, came behind the counter and began attacking him.

Police say Brown used a step stool to defend himself and was able to take the weapon way from the attacker, who ran away without taking any money.

Matthews was arrested minutes later and identified as the attacker.

Matthews was being held without bond in the Vanderburgh County Jail on preliminary felony charges of battery and attempted robbery.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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