POUGHKEEPSIE – An Albany man was charged with felony robbery and other crimes after a dispute with a Poughkeepsie store clerk over scratch-off lottery tickets.
Poughkeepsie Police said early Thursday morning, Marvin Hill, 26, of Albany walked into a store, bought several scratch-off lottery ticket with at least two being winners. One netted $7 and another was a free ticket.
After the clerk gave Hill his winnings, Hill became enraged claiming he had won more and he demanded money.
When the clerk refused, Hill began throwing objects at the clerk and demanding the money from the register, it is alleged. In fear, the clerk opened the register and Hill reached over and took $180.
The clerk fled from behind the counter and called police, who arrested Hill, charging him with robbery, criminal mischief and petit larceny. He was sent to the Dutchess County Jail.