Naples police arrested a tomahawk-wielding, would-be robber Wednesday afternoon after they say the man threatened a 7-Eleven employee with the weapon.
Kristopher Robyn Sebrasky, 23, of the 2800 block of Bayview Drive, East Naples, faces charges of armed robbery.
Sebrasky entered the convenience store at 31 U.S. 41 N. and purchased a bottle of water and an energy drink, according to an arrest report. Upon recognizing the clerk from St. Matthew's House, where they both lived previously, Sebrasky struck up a conversation and stayed talking until the store had emptied.
That's when the clerk said Sebrasky took a 6-inch long tomahawk out of his backpack.
"As I put this on the counter, you're going to put money into my backpack," Sebrasky said, according to reports.
The clerk told police the tomahawk, which also had a 4-inch knife attached, scared him.
"I was flipping out," he said, according to reports.
A customer entered the store during the robbery and Sebrasky handed the clerk his tomahawk to make the gesture appear friendly. Because they were interrupted, Sebrasky did not get any money. He took another sip of his energy drink then left.
Police found Sebrasky outside his home, wearing clothing that matched that of the man in a surveillance tape. He said the robbery was a joke and he had no intention of taking money from the store.