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Pistol packin' preacher prevents robbery

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EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - An Indiana pastor pulled a gun on a man authorities say was trying to rob a clerk at an Evansville store.

Pastor Carl Sanders said he only wanted to buy a Gatorade when he stopped at a Dollar General store Friday night. Once he went inside, he got much more than he bargained for.

Authorities say Jermaine Marshall was robbing a clerk when Sanders walked in.

Sanders says Marshall appeared to have a gun wrapped in plastic on him.

"He was coming at me saying, 'Get on the ground,'" said Sanders. "But I couldn't see what he had."

Sanders says he told the suspect to put his face on the ground and not to look at him.

"I just told him this is out of love," said Sanders.

He stood over the suspect until police arrived.

Read more at WFIE's website.

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