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Robbery suspect choked out by Fat Cobra adult store worker

Posted: Updated: Nov 16, 2012 09:03 AM
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A man who police said was choked out by a north Portland adult video store worker now faces robbery charges.

Portland police officers rushed to Fat Cobra Video on North Interstate Avenue when the store's alarm went off Friday at 6:49 a.m.

On the way, officers learned from the store's owner that an employee was holding a robbery suspect until police arrived.

The owner said his worker choked the suspect into submission and then stood over him with a billy club.

Police and medical technicians arrived and said the suspect was conscious and breathing when he was taken to a hospital.

General Bell, 56, was later booked into the Multnomah County Jail on the charge of robbery.

Investigators said Bell simulated having a weapon before the worker choked him into submission. He suffered no injuries as a result of the choke hold, according to police.

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