Store clerk stabbed multiple times during robbery

WHIO-TV is reporting that a Dayton convenience store clerk was stabbed several times during a midnight robbery. The crime happened early Tuesday morning at the Dairy Mart on East Fifth Street in Dayton.

From the story:

    Police said the clerk, a veteran just out of the military, is alive thanks to his bulletproof best. Authorities said thanks to the clerk's quick actions and citizen information, the man suspected in the robbery and stabbing, Charles King Jr., is behind bars at the Montgomery County Jail.

    Police said the store is no stranger to robberies, which may explain why the clerk was wearing a bulletproof vest.
    Officers said King first pretended to be a customer and then fought with the clerk as he tried to rob the place. Police said King then pulled out a knife and stabbed the clerk a half-dozen times.

    Authorities said King was found around the corner sitting on a porch on McReynolds. They said he was arrested without incident. King is being held on charges of felonious assault and aggravated robbery. He bond was set at $100,000.

There is no word at this time on whether this particular Dairy Mart was posted with "no-guns" signs, but several others have the signs, including one at which a clerk was robbed and pistol-whipped last year.

Commentary from OFCC Senate District 10 Coordinator Larry S. Moore:
Thank God the store clerk is okay. This clerk was 50% prepared for trouble. The bullet-resistant vest saved his life and is a good tool. While it provides protection, it does not provide any means to stop the attack. I am certain a military veteran will know proper firearms use, and with their military training id they qualify for a CHL. Let's hope this veteran examines his personal defense preparations and obtains the means to stop an attacker. If his employer denies him the right to bear arms for self-defense, he should find a safer place to work.

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