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Fat Cobra employee chokes robbery suspect

by: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - General BellA suspect who tried to rob the Fat Cobra adult video store was choken into submission by one of its employees early Friday morning.

General Bell , 56, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Robbery in the Second Degree.

According to police, at 6:49 a.m. on Nov. 16, officers responded to a robbery alarm at Fat Cobra Video, located at 5940 North Interstate Avenue. As officers were enroute, they received additional information from the owner that an employee had a robbery suspect in custody. The owner said the employee had choked the suspect into submission and was now standing over him with a billy club.

Police and medical personnel arrived at the store and found the suspect was conscious and breathing. The suspect was transported to an area hospital.

Investigators learned that Bell entered the store, simulated a weapon and demanded money before the employee subdued him.