The clerk ran out of the store and yelled at the man to come back and pay, but the man kept going. The clerk caught up with the man, grabbed his backpack, which the clerk believed to contain stolen items, and then walked back into the store to call police.
As the clerk was making the call, the man walked back into the store and began to attack the clerk behind the counter in an attempt to get his backpack back.
Video shows the man wielding some kind of knife as the two struggled to get control of the backpack.
The man eventually gave up when the clerk grabbed a stick from behind the counter and chased him out of the store.
The clerk has a minor cut on his head and will be OK. The whole altercation happened in front of customers.
The clerk was able to hold onto the man’s backpack and gave it to sheriff’s deputies, who are still looking for the man.