Police: Clerk gets doused in hot coffee, foils robbery anyway

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Clerk gets doused in hot coffee, foils robbery anyway, police say. Clerk gets doused in hot coffee, foils robbery anyway, police say.
JERSEY CITY -

Police say a gas station clerk in Jersey City trapped a woman in his store after she dumped a pot of hot coffee on him and swiped money from the register.

Authorities say 42-year-old Alicia Harris has been charged with robbery and receiving stolen property in the Wednesday incident at the Exxon Station near 14th Street and Marin Boulevard.

A Port Authority police spokesman says the clerk was able to keep Harris inside the store by jamming the door shut with his foot. Police say she still had the coffee pot in her hand when officers arrived but was arrested without a struggle and found to have more than $360 in her pants.

Officials say that Harris was also wanted on a $2,000 warrant also out of Jersey City.

It wasn't immediately clear if she has hired a defense attorney. Authorities say she's being held in the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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