A man armed with a “large bladed object” entered a Marathon gas station in East Ridge, Tenn. and robbed the store. After taking cigarettes and cash, the robber took hold of the female clerk and exited the store.
Meanwhile, a customer had witnessed the robbery and retrieved a handgun from his car. When the robber exited the store with the clerk, the customer shot and killed the criminal. (Chattanooga Times Free Press, Chattanooga, Tenn. 06/30/16)