Man tries to rob store with BB gun, runs when clerk pulls real one

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    AMBRIDGE, PA (CNN/KDKA) -- An attempted robbery at a convenience store outside Pittsburgh takes an interesting twist and it was all caught on camera.

    The surveillance video shows it all step by step. Police say 42-year-old James Hayes walks into Moh's Market on Duss Avenue in Ambridge just before 4 Saturday afternoon.

    You can see he approaches the clerk behind the counter and pulls out a gun. Seconds later, the clerk reaches under the counter and grabs his gun.

    The two had weapons pointed at each other area in a stand off for a couple of minutes. Chief James Mann says, "He started to struggle for a little bit in the store...front of the store. The clerk knocked the perpetrator to the ground. The perpetrator dropped his gun."

    Then Hayes runs out of the store then the clerk calls 911. Mann says, "He was very calm, very cool. Kept his head. It's probably the reason Mr. Hayes is still alive no because he remained very calm after the incident. Placed his gun back under the counter and calmly called police."

    Just minutes after the incident police arrested Hayes. One of the officers identified him from the video.

    He didn't have much to say to the cameras as police led him out of the station in handcuffs. As for police, they say the whole situation could have been much worse.

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