By DEUCE NIVEN
Assault and kidnapping charges against a local man Monday were bolstered by video surveillance, a Tabor City Police Department report shows.
Albert Phillip Grainger, 41, of East Bell Street in Tabor City, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, second degree kidnapping and communicating threats, reports by Officer Jeff Grainger said.
Phillip Grainger portrayed himself as the victim as police arrived at the Vasco #1 convenience store on Fair Bluff Road about 8 p.m. Monday, claiming that a Hispanic man had pulled a folding pocket knife on him.
Carlos Paiz, 42, of Swamp Fox Hwy West told police that Grainger attacked him, demanding money at knife point.
Aware that the store has video surveillance cameras in the parking lot, Phillip Grainger told Officer Grainger he would be reviewing those images, the report said, prompting Phillip Grainger to admit chasing Paiz with the knife, and leading to the arrest.
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