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Good Samaritan subdues attempted robber at Mt. Pleasant hotel

MT. PLEASANT, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Mt. Pleasant Police were called to an attempted robbery at America's Best Value Inn and Suites near Wood Road. and Durand Ave. around 12:18 a.m., Friday morning. 

Upon arrival, the suspect was being held down by a good Samaritan who had stepped in to help the hotel clerk. 

According to police, the suspect, 39-year-old Aaron McGraw of Racine, jumped over the counter and confronted the clerk stating he had a gun. Although a gun was not shown, McGraw demanded the clerk to give up all the money in the cash register. The clerk was defiant and told him that he was on camera. McGraw started opening cabinets searching for money when the clerk yelled for help. A good Samaritan then stepped in to subdue McGraw until police arrived. 

Police say McGraw had been on probation for; Resisting/Obstructing the Police causing Great Bodily Harm.

He has previously been on probation and convicted of fleeing/eluding an officer, possession of a firearm by a felon, burglary, and possession with Intent to deliver/manufacture cocaine.

Police arrested McGraw for attempted robbery, possession of drug paraphernalia (repeat offender), and violation of probation. Police say he is being held at the Racine County Jail. 

This matter remains under Investigation by Mount Pleasant Police


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