Police Seek Man After Attempted Robbery

A robber left with only painful memories after being thwarted from a heist at an Anderson hotel. Just before 7 O’clock Saturday evening a man walked into the office of the Baymont Inn on Arby Way with a 5 inch long fixed blade knife in his hand. He walked around the front counter and confronted the clerk, saying he would kill him if he didn’t get all the money from the cash register. The two struggled for a short time until the clerk pulled out a can of pepper spray and blasted the robber square in the face. The man then fled with no money and left in an older model white 4-door sedan driven by a heavyset man in a red shirt. The robber was wearing a black and white mask to conceal the top half of his face, but he’s described as a Hispanic man about 40-years-old with a thin goatee, wearing a black sweatshirt, blue and white plaid shorts and white shoes.