HOUSTON - One man is behind bars after attempting to rob a Houston gas station early Wednesday morning that ended with the tables being flipped on him.
Jacoby Silas was charged with aggravated robbery.
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Authorities said the robbery took place on the 13100 block of South Post Oak Road, just before 5:45 a.m.
According to the report, Silas tried to rob the gas station by putting a gun to the back of someone’s head in the store.
Officials said the owners of the store found out it was a pellet gun and not a real gun, they tackled him and a woman in the store located the front door so no one else could enter.
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That’s when, authorities said, they beat Silas with a fire extinguisher.
When police arrived, Silas told them he was high on crystal methamphetamine.
Silas was taken to Ben Taub for examination.