CLAYTON • St. Louis County police on Saturday accused a 17-year-old Sunset Hills man of trying to rob a south St. Louis County gas station – and the St. Louis police chaplain working there – late Thursday night.
Daniel McSkimming, 17, of the 9000 block of Middlewood Court, now faces a charge of first-degree attempted robbery. Bond has been set at $20,000 cash.
Police say that the robber, wearing a T-shirt over his face, entered the BP gas station at 11940 Tesson Ferry Road, pointed a handgun at the chaplain and demanded money.
The chaplain reached over the counter, pulled down the T-shirt, and pulled his own gun after the cash register jammed, police said. When the chaplain fired a warning shot, the robber fled.
The robber's face was captured on video, which led to a police raid of the McSkimming home and his arrest Friday, police said.
McSkimming's family could not be reached for comment Saturday.