Just before 6:00 a.m., a clerk was attempting to prepare breakfast at a Days Inn in Columbia, S.C. when she was confronted by an armed robber. The criminal put a knife to the clerk’s throat and made clear his intentions to rob and sexually assault her. Despite being 100 pounds lighter and a foot shorter than her attacker, the clerk fought back, retrieved a gun and shot the criminal in the chest, killing him.
The Days Inn has been a recent target of criminal activity, with two previous robberies taking place in as many months. The deceased criminal was wanted by police for his connection to two other motel robberies.
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