STANTON, Texas (AP) - Memo to anyone planning a drug store
robbery: don't lock your keys in the getaway vehicle.
The Midland Reporter-Telegram reports police said 24-year-old
John Wilkinson, from Big Spring, did just that after he allegedly
robbed the Stanton Drug Store of Zanax and hydrocodine with what
was later found to be a caulking gun.
They said Wilkinson used the caulking gun, wrapped in a dark
cloth, to get the drugs this afternoon.
Afterward, he allegedly headed back to his vehicle, which was
parked and running in front of the drug store, and discovered he
was locked out.
Stanton Police Chief Mike Adams said Wilkinson then tried to get
away on foot. Police, who thought he had a gun, shot him in the top
of his shoulder during the short chase.
Wilkinson was treated at the Midland Memorial Hospital and taken
to the Martin County Jail on an armed robbery charge.
A jail official said late tonight he didn't know whether
Wilkinson had an attorney.
No bond had been set.
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