Failed Knoxville Dollar General robbery caught on camera

Published: Apr. 16, 2019 at 3:36 PM EDT
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The Knoxville District Attorney's office released video showing a man attempting to rob a Dollar General using a flashlight wrapped in electrical tape to look like a handgun.

According to the District Attorney's Office, Randy Woody, 51, was convicted of attempted aggravated robbery and assault in relation to the incident.

The report from the DA said Woody approached a Dollar General clerk on January 26, 2018, armed with what appeared to be a handgun. The cashier and a manager quickly realized the gun was fake and forced Woody out of the store before he could take anything.

Woody has previously been charged with aggravated robbery and second-degree murder.

Woody faces up to 10 years behind bars after the latest conviction.

Failed Knoxville Dollar General Robbery Attempt

WATCH: A robber tries to use a flashlight wrapped in electrical tape to steal from a Knoxville Dollar General, but gets thrown out when the employees don't buy it. Full story:

Posted by WVLT on Tuesday, April 16, 2019