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Windfall: Knoxville police hunting robber instead snag pot haul

October 19th, 2011 3:41 pm by Don Jacobs

KNOXVILLE — Eliazar Hernandez Oritz knows about being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Officers searching for a drugstore robber in the Clinton Highway area targeted Oritz because he resembled the description of the man who minutes earlier had robbed a drug store.

The incident occurred about 9:08 p.m. Tuesday while officers were hunting the man who had robbed the Walgreens Pharmacy, 5320 Clinton Highway, according to KPD spokesman Darrell DeBusk. The robber presented a note to the store employee demanding pills and fled on foot after getting the drugs.

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