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Robber drops cash register on a store clerk's head, cops say

John Wainz, 47, is charged with armed robbery, aggravated battery and armed burglary.
John Wainz, 47, is charged with armed robbery, aggravated battery and armed burglary. Manatee County Sheriff's Office

A scuffle during a robbery attempt did not result in any serious injuries, despite a cash register being dropped on a store clerk's head.

According to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, John Wainz, 47, went into Adams Food Mart, 2908 Ninth St. W., about 10:20 p.m. Wednesday and demanded money from the store clerk.

When the clerk refused to give him the money, Wainz — armed with what was believed to be a brick — fought the clerk, at one point dropping the cash register on the clerk's head.

Wainz ran from the store, but deputies said it was not known if anything was stolen. No serious injuries were reported.

Deputies responding to the scene saw Wainz at the corner of Ninth Street and 27th Avenue West and took him into custody, according to the sheriff's office.

Wainz was charged with armed robbery, aggravated battery and armed burglary.

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