Shortly before 1 p.m. Monday Josias Woods, 20, walked into the Family Dollar on McClellan Boulevard, police said. He pulled a plastic bag out of his pocket and demanded the cashier give him all of the money in the register, according to Anniston police Capt. Allen George.
“She told him ‘I can’t do that,’ apparently laughed at the guy, and he left the store,” George said.
The cashier called the police, and arresting officers found Woods just down the road. According to George, Woods had a butcher knife in his pocket at the time of his arrest. He did not use the knife to threaten the cashier during the robbery, George said.
On Saturday night Woods was found wandering around the 300 block of Blue Mountain Road and was charged with public intoxication, George said.
George said Woods also appeared to have been suffering from delusions. According to George, Woods said the CIA was on his television and told him to go outside.
“He was a danger to himself so he was arrested,” George said.
Woods was in the Anniston City Jail on Tuesday. The robbery and weapons charges are felonies; the public intoxication charged is a misdemeanor. No bond had been set on Tuesday.
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