MIAMI (WSVN) - Terrifying moments for a Mobil gas station clerk were caught on camera when police say a man attacked him over a stolen drink and a pack of cigarettes.
It happened in the area of 570 NW 79th St., just after 1 p.m., Monday.
According to the arrest report, the clerk confronted 39-year-old Billy Joe Martin of Phoenix Arizona over the stolen drink.
That’s when the video shows Martin with a knife in his right-hand stabbing and hitting the gas station clerk repeatedly in the arms and back.
In the middle of the attack, Martin grabs a pack of Newport cigarettes and attempts to leave.
Eventually, the clerk was able to lock himself inside the cashier’s box and locked the store, keeping the attacker inside until the police arrived.
The attacker was arrested and made his first appearance in court on Tuesday.
The judge ordered him to stay 500 feet away from the victim at all times.
Among the charges against him are attempted murder and armed robbery.
In a separate case, Martin is also charged with battery on a police officer. He has only been in Miami for two weeks.
Police said Martin was so aggressive after his arrest that they were not able to interview him.
The clerk was taken to the hospital and is expected to be OK.
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