Man Walks Away Empty-Handed After Robbery Attempt

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    A Pennsylvania man has been arrested after he allegedly tried to rob a Wal-Mart store on Thanksgiving night.

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    Authorities say 37-year-old Michael J. Owens of Old Forge is charged with attempted robbery, attempted theft and disorderly conduct, the Scranton Times-Tribune reports.
     
    On Thursday at about 9:35 p.m. Owens allegedly walked up to the customer service desk at the Pittston Wal-Mart, slammed his hand on the counter and slid a note to an employee, demanding cash.

    Police say the employee refused and Owens left empty-handed. Pittston is just outside Scranton.
     
    Owens is being held in the Luzerne County jail, unable to post $75,000 bond. No attorney is listed on court papers.
     
    A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 11.

     


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