The manager of a Christian bookstore chased a would-be robber with a pair of scissors and cornered him until authorities arrived, police said.
Tim Davis was working alone at his family owned Salt and Pepper Christian Store when a robber showed him a note demanding money and claiming he had a gun hidden under a folded newspaper, according to police reports.
Davis said Monday he did not believe the robber had a gun because the newspaper was too thin.
"I am a peaceful man, but I am not passive," Davis said.
Instead of handing over the cash, Davis grabbed a pair of scissors from under the counter. Davis said when the robber did not reveal a gun, he knew that he was unarmed.
The robber, who remains unidentified because he is a suspect in other robberies, fled the store with Davis hot on his heels, scissors still in hand.
"The only thing I did wrong was run with a pair of scissors," Davis said.