Overnight robbery lands Central Texas man in jail

POSTED: Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 5:12pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am

WACO -- Tonight Darth Vader finds himself behind bars after robbing a Waco convenience store.

Police tell us just before 3:30 a.m. today 44-year-old Leon Childress entered a Skinny's convenient store at 18th and Lyle, wearing a Darth Vader mask.

He acted as though he had a weapon and demanded money but when he reached over the counter toward the register the clerk was able to  knock off the mask.

"Identified the robber knew he was from previous encounters at the store, told the officers as they responded who it was. Officers were able to go to the suspects house, found him at the house and arrested him," said Sgt. Patrick Swanton.

Police tell us they recovered evidence at Childress' home connecting him to the robbery.

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