Knife-wielding sushi chef foils restaurant robbery in Champaign

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A restaurant hold up was foiled by an iron-willed chef wielding some cold steel.

The chef at Kamakura Japanese Restaurant in Champaign heard a man demand money from a hostess.

He grabbed his sushi knife and approached the man.

When the would-be robber saw the blade, he figured his pellet gun was no match, so he tried to run away but was stopped by the chef and two customers.

The Champaign News-Gazette reports 23-year-old Clayton Dial is in jail on charges of aggravated robbery, battery and intimidation.

His girlfriend was also arrested when trying to pull away in a getaway car.

Dial reportedly told police he has a drug habit and needed cash to settle a debt.


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