COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Collier County deputies arrested a man accused of trying to rob a 7-Eleven with a tomahawk with a knife attached to it.
Kristopher Sebrasky, 23, faces one count of attempted robbery with a weapon.
The clerk told deputies an acquaintance, later identified as Sebrasky, walked into the store just before 2:30 p.m. yesterday. While he was ringing up Sebrasky's bottle of water and energy drink, they struck up casual conversation. After all the customers had left, the clerk said Sebrasky approached the counter and opened his backpack to reveal a tomahawk with a hunting knife attached to it. Sebrasky then allegedly said, "You're going to put the money into my backpack."
According to the clerk, a customer then interrupted the robbery and Sebrasky acted as if he was showing the clerk the weapon in a friendly manner. He stepped away from the counter and continued to drink his energy drink before exiting the store. He was never given any cash.
Surveillance video matched the clerk's story.
Deputies located Sebrasky at his residence and found him wearing the same clothes he had been wearing in the video. During an interview, Sebrasky admitted to putting the tomahawk with knife attached on the counter, but claimed it was all a joke.
When asked where the weapon was at the time of the interview, Sebrasky reportedly told deputies he left his backpack outside of McDonald's and when he returned, found the tomahawk had been stolen. Later, he allegedly admitted this was a lie.
Sebrasky was transported to the Collier County Jail.