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Hammer-wielding robber stymied by Knoxville motel clerk with golf club

staff report • Jun 9, 2010 at 10:54 AM

KNOXVILLE — Knoxville police are searching for a hammer-wielding man who attempted to rob a motel in North Knoxville early today but was rebuffed by a clerk brandishing a golf club.Police responded to the Best Value Inn Motel, 300 Merchants Drive, about 3:12 a.m. after receiving an attempted robbery call.A clerk told officers the man approached the front counter, produced a hammer and demanded money, according to Knoxville Police Department Lt. Kenny Miller.

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