Clerk disarms suspected shoplifter, hogties him with duct tape

CLALLAM BAY, Wash. -- A shoplifter messed with the wrong convenience store clerk and got himself hogtied with duct tape Wednesday afternoon in Clallam Bay, according to the Clallam County Sheriff's Office.

According to the Sheriff's Office, 28-year-old Alexander Greene tried to walk out of the Weel Road Deli with a six-pack of beer and three bottles of malt liquor hidden in his backpack shortly before 2 p.m.

The store's clerk confronted Greene, and the two men got into a scuffle that ended with both on the ground.

According to the Sheriff's Office, Greene pulled out a knife and swung it at the clerk, cutting his forehead. But, the clerk was able to wrestle the knife away from Greene and pin his hands behind his back.

Upon seeing the clerk restraining Greene on the sidewalk in front of the store, employees from neighboring businesses helped the clerk wrap duct tape around Greene's wrists and ankles.

Deputies arrived to find Greene still tied up in front of the store.

Greene was arrested and booked into Clallam County Jail for investigation of robbery, assault and theft.

The clerk was treated for cuts to his forehead and hand at Forks Community Hospital.