Man threatens Miramar gas station employee with ax

MIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) - Authorities are searching for an armed subject who threatened a South Florida gas station clerk with an ax.

Police said a man entered a Miramar 7-Eleven near Hiatus Road and Pembroke Road, Aug. 5, to buy a Black & Mild cigar. He soon became aggressive when the clerk asked for his ID.

The clerk told 7News the man in his 20s claimed he left his ID in his truck. He then stormed out, and instead of his ID, he brought an ax big enough to cut down a tree, according to witnesses.

“Oh, my God, it’s horrible,” said a resident. “Not good. It’s scary.”

A friend of the ax-wielding subject then ran into the store yelling for him to calm down. They both left in a white truck of unknown make or model attached to a trailer containing tree trimmings.

No one was hurt.

If you have any information on the armed subject, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.

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