Published December 23 2011
Suspect sought in pepper-spray robbery at Ottertail hotelOTTERTAIL, Minn. – Otter Tail County authorities are searching for a man who robbed the Thumper Pond Hotel here early this morning after he sprayed an employee in the face with pepper spray.
According to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office:
The incident happened about 4:30 a.m. when a man armed with a wooden handle about 2 feet long jumped over a counter and sprayed a female clerk in the face with pepper spray.
The man then forced the clerk to turn over money from a cash register as well as business safety boxes.
The robber left after putting the clerk in a closet.
The clerk later received first aid from emergency response workers from Henning, Minn.
The suspect was described as 5’10” to 6’ tall, 20-30 years of age and wearing camouflage cargo pants along with a gray/blue hooded sweatshirt.
He was also wearing dark gloves, a ski mask around his nose and mouth and sunglasses with green frames.