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Witness: Knife-wielding man stole hat

Jeffrey Watkins (Source: LMDC) Jeffrey Watkins (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man told a manager at a grocery store that he was stealing a hat and that he would stab the manager if he tried to stop him, drawing a butcher knife, the manager told police.

Two of the man's friends pulled him out of the store and forced him into their car.

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Police say they found Jeffrey Watkins, 55, a few blocks away from First Choice Market on Wilson Avenue, the store he allegedly robbed. They found he had a 12-inch butcher knife in his pants and a pocket knife in his possession.

According to his arrest report, Watkins then said "All of this over a hat."

Watkins is charged with first-degree robbery.

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