Atascadero police officers arrested a man on Wednesday who stole a bandana from the Chalk Mountain Liquor on El Camino Real, and then allegedly attempted to stab a clerk.
After the clerk noticed the theft, he confronted 21-year-old Kyle Walls. Walls allegedly pulled out a large knife, attempted to stab the employee, but slashed the victims hand instead, causing a superficial wound.
Walls fled before officers arrived.
A short time later, officer located Walls on Highway 101 in Templeton
Officers booked Walls into the San Luis Obispo County Jail on charges of robbery and assault with a deadly weapon in lieu of $60,000 bail.