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Employee, customer foil attempted burglary of Palm Harbor store

PALM HARBOR — Aided by a customer, a clerk at a discount clothing store foiled a homeless man's effort to burglarize the establishment Monday, authorities said.

George E. Nunnally, 59, entered Plato's Closet on U.S. 19 in Palm Harbor at about 1:15 p.m. Monday, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Nunnally is a transient from California, officers said.

Store employee Kayli Gibbons, 31, saw Nunnally wander into a back room and close the door. In the room she found Nunnally trying to break into the store safe, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Gibbons and Nunnally had a physical confrontation as she tried to stop him from leaving, and she received "some minor injuries," authorities said. Nunnally ran out the main entrance to the store, but a 22-year-old customer, Dominic Deangelin, "clasped him in a bear hug," carried him back to the store, and pinned him on the ground until deputies arrived.

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Deputies arrested Nunnally on suspicion of burglary and battery. He was taken to the hospital for screening before being booked into the Pinellas County Jail.

PALM HARBOR — Aided by a customer, a clerk at a discount clothing store foiled a homeless man's effort to burglarize the establishment Monday, authorities said.

George E. Nunnally, 59, entered Plato's Closet on U.S. 19 in Palm Harbor at about 1:15 p.m. Monday, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Nunnally is a transient from California, officers said.

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