I’m going to hope that Shawn Yoakum and his brother aren’t very close, because this seems like it should have been extremely preventable otherwise.
Shawn Yoakum tried to rob the Village Pantry at 900 N. 14th St. about 6 a.m. Tuesday, according to police.
He failed, according to police reports.
Yoakum pulled a knife and demanded money from the two convenience store clerks — one of whom was Yoakum’s brother.
The clerks closed the protective glass that surrounds the checkout area, making it impossible for Yoakum to harm the clerks, police said.
He left empty handed, and was soon tracked down in an alley behind his house.
But the fun didn’t end there.
Yoakum refused to drop his knife when asked by police, who were forced to change his mind on that stance with shots from a Taser and a beanbag.
He was charged with attempted robbery and resisting arrest, and also taken in on an outstanding warrant stemming from a previous escape.