A 7-Eleven clerk fought off an armed robbery suspect by tying him up in Central Oak Cliff, Dallas, early Wednesday morning, Aug. 21.

Police responded to the 1100 block of West Kiest Boulevard and South Polk Street shortly before 1 a.m. on a report of an armed robbery.

The suspect tried to rob the store and attempted to stab the employee with a screwdriver, according to officers. A fight between the convenience store clerk and the suspect ensued, but the clerk happened to be a cowboy. He grabbed a rope and tied up the suspect until police arrived.

Police said the suspect was tied up so tightly that they had to use a knife to cut him loose.

The clerk said he is a cowboy from West Texas. He had minor injuries.

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