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Saturday October 21st, 2017 6:33AM

Sheriff: Man threw gas on Hoschton store clerk, threatened to set him on fire

By Brian Stewart Reporter
  Contact Editor

Authorities are hoping the public will be able to identify a mask-wearing man who threw gasoline on a store clerk at a Hoschton gas station and threatened to set him on fire.

The inicident happened Sunday at 5:09 p.m. at the Citgo on Ga. 53 in Hoschton, said Jackson County Sheriff Janis Mangum. The suspect threw gasoline onto the clerk out of a bottle, demanding money from the cash register.

"Praise the Lord he wasn't set on fire, but there was a tussle between them. The (suspect) took off running," said Mangum.

The man was apparently reaching for a lighter or match, but was unable to get to it.

The suspect, a 6-foot tall white man, was also wearing a blue rain coat. He fled toward West Broad Street.

Police K9 units were unable to locate the suspect.

Anybody with information is asked to call the Jackson County Sheriff's Office at (706) 387-6001.

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