Man Arrested for Attempted Robbery at Marietta Gas Station

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Marietta Police say he tried to rob a gas station with his hand in his pocket.

They say he faked like he had a gun but the clerk saw his thumb.

It happened Wednesday morning at Speedway on Second Street.

Witnesses tell officers a man, now identified as Chadwick Smearman, came in the store and looked around.

Then they say he put his hand in his hoodie pocket, attempting to make it look like a handgun.

Police say Smearman demanded the cash out of the register.

When another employee came in they say smearman took his hand out of his pocket and said he wasn't trying to rob him.

"The officers advised that he did not appear to be under the influence of anything...we received a tip around 1 o'clock a.m., giving the location of where Smearman was, officers went there arrested him without incident, as he was getting dressed, however, he did put on the exact same clothes he had been wearing at the time of the robbery," says Marietta Police Capt. Jeff Waite.

Smearman also had warrants out for theft and driving under suspension.

He was charged with attempted aggravated robbery and went to jail.

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