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Charter bus driver from Nashville arrested after clerk threatened

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A charter bus driver is charged with threatening a Montana gas station clerk with a knife after the clerk apparently scoffed at his need for a third receipt for the fuel he purchased.

The Billings Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/XsAVh5 ) 53-year-old Philip Howell Hipsher of Nashville, Tenn., was charged with felony assault with a weapon in Yellowstone County Justice Court on Wednesday.

Prosecutors say a clerk at a truck stop near Billings called 911 Tuesday to report an angry bus driver pulled a knife and threatened to cut his throat.

A deputy stopped the bus.

Charging documents say Hipsher told the deputy he was traveling to Canada to pick up a rock band. He said he was "stupid and lost focus" after the clerk laughed at him for requesting three receipts, which his employer requires.

 

Information from: Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com

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