Robber flees Hilton Head hotel as clerk pulls a golf club

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Hilton Head Island is known for its plush golf courses. So perhaps it was no surprise when a hotel clerk used a golf club to chase away a would-be robber.

The Island Packet of Hilton Head reported a man with a ski mask and a gun came into a hotel early Sunday and demanded cash from the clerk.

The Beaufort County Sheriff's report says the 60-year-old clerk shoved the robber, who hit the clerk in the face with the gun.

The clerk then grabbed a golf club and chased the man out of the hotel.

The clerk's name was not released. Deputies haven't found the robber.

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