ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — Officials with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office said they arrested a man after security footage from inside a gas station shows him bringing a shotgun into the store in what deputies are calling an attempted robbery.
Deputies said on Sept. 9, the man holding the shotgun entered the store and started to look around. He did not notice anyone behind the counter at the time so he stands around and waits. At this time, the store clerk was in the back getting his personal gun because he had seen the man arm himself before coming into the store.
Finally, the man sees the store clerk return with his gun pointed toward the him. The man then tells the store clerk he is not from the area and is from Chicago. Instead of robbing the store, the man decided to leave.
Deputies said they found and arrested Rakim Stephen Tate, 32, in Santa Rosa County. Tate was charged with openly carrying a prohibited weapon and attempted robbery with a firearm. His shotgun was also recovered by deputies.