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Cop in line at Fla. store stops would-be robber

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(CBS/AP) WILLISTON, Fla. - A money jar sitting on the counter of a north Florida convenience store and destined for charity proved too tempting for a would-be robber, who grabbed it and headed for the door.

He never made it, because the guy in line right behind him was an off-duty cop.

Williston Police Chief Dennis Strow says 27-year-old Michael Aurilio took the jar containing $35.78 from the Kangaroo store Wednesday.

The Gainesville Sun reports that Sgt. William Dietrich, an off-duty Marion County Sheriff's deputy, tried to take Aurilio into custody. Both men fell through a plate glass door.

That's when Williston police officers arrived and arrested Aurilio.

He was charged with robbery and felony battery on a law enforcement officer.

The money Aurilio allegedly tried to walk away with is intended for a charity that sponsors recreational events for terminally ill children.

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