HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Newly-released surveillance video shows a knife fight between two would-be robbers and a store clerk.
Note: The video below shows the events from various cameras in order in which they happened. There is no audio and the video is sped up.
Two people were arrested Saturday afternoon after an attempted robbery at the Conoco on Pulaski Pike.
Sunday, Huntsville Police confirmed Laney Nicholson, 33, and Seth Holcomb, 32, both face attempted robbery charges.
Police say Holcomb went inside the gas station and started to buy something, going back and forth to his car several times before pulling a large knife on the clerk and demanding cash. Surveillance video shows Holcomb then tried to leave the store, but the clerk auto-locked the door. The unidentified clerk then pulled a bigger knife, a machete, on Holcomb.
The video shows Holcomb push his way through the front door to escape. The clerk followed Holcomb outside and ended up fighting with the Nicholson, who had her own knife. The video also shows the clerk damaging the vehicle in the process.
While that was going on, police said Holcomb went back inside the store to retrieve the cash drawer from a register.
Holcomb and Nicholson drove off. Huntsville Police found the vehicle and stopped the couple. Officers took both into custody.
No serious injuries were reported.
Store employees have declined to speak to WHNT News 19 about what happened.