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Man allegedly puts sandwiches in pants, punches clerk, grabs banana

January 11, 2012 |  9:02 am

An alleged sandwich thief pleaded not guilty Tuesday to punching a Glendale gas station clerk after allegedly stuffing food into his pants.

Dana Hall, 25, was charged with one felony count of second-degree robbery after he walked into a Shell gas station in the 600 block of North Pacific Avenue, began stuffing sandwiches into his pants and punched a clerk in the face after being confronted, authorities said.

Hall then fled the scene, but not before grabbing a banana, according to Glendale police.

A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge kept the bail amount for Hall at $50,000, said Shiara Dávila-Morales, spokeswoman for the county district attorney's office.

Two days after the Jan. 4 incident, a Glendale police sergeant spotted Hall and another man drinking in the parking lot of the Days Inn on Pioneer Drive, the Glendale News-Press reported.

The sergeant recognized Hall from the gas station clerk's description of the suspected assailant and arrested him, Glendale police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.

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-- Veronica Rocha, Times Community News

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