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Clerk Grabs Gun From Robber, Holds Him For Officer, Glenpool Police Say

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Police say a Tulsa man tried to rob a Glenpool convenience store Wednesday evening, but the clerk grabbed the gun from him. 

Police say it happened at the H&Z Mart at 141st Street South and Highway 75. 

They say Ezell Brown, 48, entered the store, pointed a gun at the clerk and said he he'd kill him if he didn't give Brown the money.  

The clerk did what he was told. The clerk, Gary Adams, then grabbed the gun and a baseball bat and chased the robber outside, where Adams held him until police arrived.

"I circled, back tracked around him and kept him this way here, and he kept telling me, 'I've got a gun,'" Adams said. "I said, 'if you pull the gun, I'm gonna shoot you with the gun that I have of yours."

Police booked Ezell Brown into the Tulsa County jail on multiple complaints including armed robbery.

"Emotions are pretty high right now, thinking of my family I got to go home to my family so a little bit emotions kind of got the better of me but I'm doing OK," said clerk Gary Adams.

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