PITTSBURGH - A man threatened a gas station clerk with a stun gun during a robbery late Tuesday night in Pittsburgh’s Point Breeze neighborhood.
The man pretended to have a limp as he walked up to the booth at the Exxon gas station on Penn Avenue shortly before 11:30 p.m., police said.
When the man got up to the booth, he told the clerk that the keys to the booth had been left outside the door. At that point, the clerk opened the door to check and the man forced his way in with the stun gun, authorities said.
The man tried to use the stun gun on the clerk, but he was not successful, police said. The clerk ran for help as the man stole cigarettes.
Investigators said the dark colored BMW SUV the man was driving was reported stolen.
"I actually didn't know I was so close to the gas station. Like I said, it's a little bit of a shock to me," Corinne Brooks said.
Brooks was just one of a number of surprised customers to hear the news of the robbery.
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