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Witnesses Of Okmulgee Walmart Hostage Incident Speak

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Sarah Buell, her mother, Laura, and her friend, Alana Hatt, were in a Wal-mart checkout line, when they noticed a man approaching a sales clerk. Sarah Buell, her mother, Laura, and her friend, Alana Hatt, were in a Wal-mart checkout line, when they noticed a man approaching a sales clerk.
"He grabbed her from her neck and pointed the gun to her head. And you could hear him say you're going to take me here and here. I'll shoot you it's a real gun," Sarah said. "He grabbed her from her neck and pointed the gun to her head. And you could hear him say you're going to take me here and here. I'll shoot you it's a real gun," Sarah said.
Police say a clerk was held at gun point and the whole store was threatened. A teenager is now behind bars and the weapon turned out to be a pellet gun. Police say a clerk was held at gun point and the whole store was threatened. A teenager is now behind bars and the weapon turned out to be a pellet gun.

By Ashli Sims, The News On 6

OKMULGEE, OK -- Okmulgee Police say a clerk was held at gun point, and the whole store was threatened and in the end, an 18-year-old teenager is now behind bars, and the weapon, was a pellet gun.

"It was incredible. I was shaking so bad. It was like something you'd see out of a movie. You didn't expect it at all," said Sarah Buell, a witness.

Sarah Buell, her mother, Laura, and her friend, Alana Hatt, were in a Wal-mart checkout line, when they noticed a man approaching a sales clerk.

"He grabbed her from her neck and pointed the gun to her head. And you could hear him say you're going to take me here and here. I'll shoot you it's a real gun," Sarah said.

Police say Sean Davis stole a pellet gun from a display case and threatened the clerk with it.

"She kept saying 'help me somebody help me,'" Sarah said.

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Sarah Buell says she was not sure if the gun was real but when she heard the threats come over the loud speaker. All three knew they had to get out.

"You just kind of want to get out. And these two were kind of looking around and I was pushing them out the door. Like we're leaving let's go," Laura said.

"I just stood there and stood there through the whole thing and when she left. She kind of grabbed me and took me out. I was just kind of shocked," Alana said.

Davis is now behind bars, accused of robbery, kidnapping, and larceny.

Laura Buell says the Wal-Mart employees were quick to call police and officers were there within minutes.

But she can't help but think what could have happened, if it had been a real gun or if the gunman had started firing.

"We all would have been shot because we were that close and a lot of other people were too," Laura said.

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