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Fort Myers robbery attempt results in tasing

Scott Alan Drifka

Fort Myers robbery attempt results in tasing

By FOX 4 Staff. CREATED Mar 11, 2013

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Lee County deputy used his taser on a man who tried to rob the Foam and Fizz store at 4721 Palm Beach Boulevard on Saturday.

The deputy arrived at the business to find a store employee holding the front door shut shouting that the suspect was still inside.

The suspect, 49-year-old Scott Alan Drifka, came running out as the deputy approached.  The deputy shouted "stop" and Drifka kept running and at that point the deputy used his taser to stop Drifka.

The investigation shows that Drifka tried to steal a two $20 bills from the register.  The deputy recovered the money and the store declined to prosecute.

However, Drifka was arrested for resisting arrest.