Thomasville Clerk With Knife Takes On Suspected Robber With Golf Club

CLERK FIGHTS OFF ROBBER CARRYING A GOLF CLUB

(GREENSBORO, N.C) A triad convenience store clerk, fighting back after a man tries to rob him.

The thief was armed with a golf club but the clerk had a knife, and it only escalated from there. 

"I pulled the knife out and I was counting on him running. He has a golf club and I have a knife," recounted Greg Bowen, who works at The Drive Thru in Thomasville.

But the criminal didn't run, and Greg Bowen's Wednesday night took a turn.

The suspected thief ran in and demanded money.

Here is what Mr. Bowen said as he watched the security footage of the encounter.

"I told him no, and I thought he would run, but he didn't. "

'I thought I hit his hand pretty good there, and then I grabbed the club and I hit his hand again, but he was wearing very thick gloves and jacket."

"We scuffled, and when he came around here, I lost the advantage I had so, I waited until he got around and until I had a good angle then I hit him with the rack. He grabbed the register and went out the door."

Bowen says he was calm when it was all happening because even in this situation he felt in control.

"I knew I had all the advantage. I positioned myself where he couldn't swing at me and every time he reached I could slash at him," said Bowen.

If Bowen sounds unreasonably even keel, it is because he is. when describing the whole experience he wrapped it up like this.

"It's just something that happened. Like I fell off my bike or, you know," said Bowen.

As for the suspect, police arrested Brandon Routh and charged him with robbery with a dangerous weapon.

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