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Lexington pharmacist tases robber

About an hour before closing time, pharmacists at C&C on Mapleleaf Drive got an unwelcome visit from a man demanding medication. Owner Chris Palutis says a man walked in, saying he had a gun, asking for pain killers. Before that man - 31 year-old William Clark - could escape with the meds, Palutis tased him.

"They tased him as he was going out the door and he fell to the ground and the pharmacist held him on the ground until we arrived," says Lieutenant Scott Blakely with the Lexington Police Department.

Lieutenant Blakely says it took him just minutes to arrive at the pharmacy and take Clark into custody. And this isn't the first time C&C Pharmacy's been robbed.

"This has been a problematic location for both robberies and burglaries. This gentleman has experienced a whole lot," says Lieutenant Blakely.

Back in March a man with a gun demanded cash and Oxycontin. Palutis then decided to buy a taser to keep his customers and employees safe. He wouldn't go on camera, but does say he'll go to any length to protect customers.


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