About 3:30 a.m. Sunday, a man pulled a 12-inch knife on the clerk of the BP Station, 8675 Placida Road, Cape Haze, the Sheriff’s Office said. The man demanded money and fled, but a customer called 911 and followed the suspect’s white Mercury Cougar before it sped out of sight.
Deputies eventually found clothing believed to be the suspect’s, and a newspaper carrier told them that a man in a white car had run out of gas at Arlington Drive and Amberjack Place. Officers checked the license tag, which was identified as Hampton’s. About 9 a.m., Hampton was arrested behind a home on Amberjack Place, the report said.