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Police: Man pointed gun at clerk, threatened to shoot up store

TEXARKANA, Texas — A man was arrested in Texas after police said he pointed a gun at a convenience store clerk and threatened to shoot the place up.

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The Texarkana Police Department said in a news release that officers arrested Scott Daniels, 46, on charges of deadly conduct, possession of a firearm by a felon and evading arrest. Police said that Daniels did not have enough money to buy a cigar at the convenience store, and when the clerk refused to buy it for him, he cursed at the clerk and then “asked the clerk how she would feel if he shot the place up.”

Officers said that as Daniels left the store, he pulled a gun from his waistband and pointed it at the clerk.

An officer spotted the suspect a few blocks away from the scene, and saw Daniels throw a gun while running away, KETK reported. Daniels was arrested after a brief chase.

Police said that the gun was recovered and was loaded with a round in the chamber.

Officers at the scene told KETK they were able to confirm Daniels as the suspect, using surveillance video.

Russell was taken to jail, where online records show he was held on a $25,000 bond.