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Man wearing cape charged with attempted robbery near Gainesville business

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a man wearing a
sleeping bag as a cape and carrying a screwdriver as a weapon tried
to rob someone in the parking lot of a Gainesville business.

Police say 46-year-old Marcus Lee Mattox approached the intended
victim early Sunday morning and asked for money. When the man
refused, police say Mattox threw off the cape and pulled the
screwdriver from his waistband. The other man quickly ran into a
store and called 911.

Mattox was arrested a few blocks away and charged with attempted
armed robbery. He was being held on $20,000 bail.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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