CVS Pharmacist Confronts Gun Man With Pipe

Reported by: James Mahon
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 7/19/2013 7:12 pm
CHATTANOOGA, TN, (WDEF)-Just after 5pm yesterday 47-year old Thomas Holland used a gun to force his way into the CVS Pharmacy on Hixson Pike.

 Holland reportedly demanded pills and told Pharmacist Tom Rawls to drive him away from the store.

That's when Rawls picked up a metal pipe and took down the suspect.

Johnny Francis, Customer and friend of Rawls,"I don't blame him a bit, i would have more than likely done the same thing"

However Neighboring businesses are concerned.

Tyler Matthews, Urban Tan, Hixon Pike,"We don't keep a lot of cash in the register though so it definitely wouldn't be worth the while but of course it crosses my mind, you know think what would you do and where would you go, we only have one entrance and one exit"

Mike DeAngelis Director of PR for  CVS told News 12.

"We are working with local police in every we can, the safety of our staff and customers is paramount. We are open for business"

Rawls has been declared a hero by his customers.

"I think there needed to be something done, kind of surprised it happened here though, outer you would expect it"


Rawls held Holland until police arrived.
47 year old Holland faces a charge of Aggravated Robbery.

Holland was previously arrested in 1999 and is from the Cleveland area.


Share
1 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

MSnead - 7/19/2013 6:39 PM
0 Votes
Let's protest! I say we sit in the Capitol overnight! We'll be on TV! You can't do that to a little kid! Oh wait, he's white....
Featured Partners
www.baylorschool.org/summer
Experience Baylor summer camp - a 70 year tradition of summer fun and adventure. What are you waiting for? Make the most of summer by signing up today!
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
www.STNS.org
Register now for St. Nicholas summer camp whose mission & purpose is to provide a fun learning experience for children, developing physical, cultural, social and intellectual abilities.
www.bojangles.com
Click here to enter for your chance to win a Bojangles Breakfast Combo. Then, watch WDEF News 12 This Morning for daily winner announcements!
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.