A Spokane store clerk recently deterred a knife-wielding robber by simply refusing to give him anything.
The suspect, Jonas J. Henry, is in jail on assault and attempted robbery charges after a clerk at Qwik Stop, 3021 E. Wellesley Ave., said Henry threatened him with a pocket knife about 2:10 a.m. Friday and said "give me a pack of smokes or I'll show you the gangsta (stuff)," according to court documents.
But Henry, 30, ran away empty handed when the clerk refused.
A Spokane police detective followed footsteps and spotted Henry, who fled into an apartment at 2907 E. Wabash Ave., where he was arrested.
Henry remains in Spokane County Jail on $10,000 bond after appearing in Superior Court on Wednesday.