Gas Clerk Chases Away Would-Be Robber

A Callaway man is in jail Thursday night, accused of trying to steal money from a nearby business.

Bay County Sheriff's investigators arrested 29-year old Charles Daniel Pennington Thursday, charging him with attempted robbery.

They say Pennington walked into the Express Lane store on south Tyndall parkway around 5:10 Wenesday evening and acted like he wanted to buy some candy.

When the clerk opened the cash register, Pennington allegedly reached into the drawer and tried to grab the cash.

The surveillance cameras showed the clerk fighting back, then chasing Pennington out of the store empty handed.

Deputies say they were able to arrest Pennington after witnesses identified him from the security tape.