PADUCAH, Ky. (WTHR) – A fast-thinking clerk helped land an absent-minded felony behind bars in Kentucky.
Police say Cory T. Phillips, 26, walked right into a Nation Inn and Suites in Paducah round 10 p.m. Monday. Surveillance video exhibits him together with his face lined and sporting a knit cap as he pointed a gun on the entrance desk clerk.
As the lady begins to throw cash onto the counter, Phillips scrambles to place it in a plastic bag. He put the gun on the counter, then turned distracted by gathering the money, leaving the firearm unattended.
The clerk grabbed the gun and pointed it at Phillips, who scrambled for the door. He returned and tried to demand the clerk give him the gun again, however the girl once more pointed it at him and advised him to go away.
Police stated they arrested Phillips on Wednesday. The gun he left behind had been stolen from a house theft in September.