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Robbery suspect used snake in the bathroom trick to fool clerk

Investigators say Travis Pound made up a story about a snake to distract the clerk away from the store counter.
Investigators say Travis Pound made up a story about a snake to distract the clerk away from the store counter.
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Updated: 2/14 4:00 pm
LAKE CITY, Fla. -- Deputies say a man made up a story about a snake being in the bathroom during a Valentine's Day robbery.

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office said Travis Ryan Pound, 24, used the line to get the store clerk away from the counter.

When the clerk returned, he saw a man stealing items from behind the counter.

The sheriff's office brought in a K-9 officer named Zombie to track the suspect. The dog led police to the Best Value Inn nearby.

Deputies arrested Pound in room 110 and recovered the stolen property.

Pound faces charges of petit theft and robbery.
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