32-Year-Old Man Arrested in Attempted Robbery Downtown Knoxville

An Attempted Robbery suspect is in custody after an incident downtown Saturday night. It happened outside the Sky Box Sports Bar & Grill on Gay Street.

An employee was taking the trash out when he was approached by the suspect, identified as 32-year-old Chad Whaley. The victim says Whaley approached him with his hands in his pockets and said he was going to rob him.

The employee ran back inside the business and called police. Whaley was quickly apprehended and charged with Attempted Robbery and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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