Man tries robbing store with cattle prod

Accused robber thwarted when clerk pulls gun

POSTED: 9:27 AM Jan 10 2013   UPDATED: 9:13 AM Jan 11 2013
Lance Tomberlin

A Florida man who police say tried robbing a convenience store with a cattle prod met his match when the clerk pulled a gun.

Lance Tomberlin, 26, went into the store outside Tallahassee last week and demanded money, shocking the clerk several times with a cattle prod, The Associated Press reported.

Tomberlin fled when the clerk pulled a handgun.

Deputies stopped Tomberlin's truck, but he escaped on foot.

Tomberlin was arrested Tuesday and charged with armed robbery and aggravated battery, according to the AP.