"Lumpy" Lambert Foils Robbery with Pistol
Greg "Lumpy" Lambert, who represents the 6th District in northwest Knox County, said he was at Advantage Auto Sales on Clinton Highway early Saturday afternoon when a young man began acting suspicious while test-driving a 2005 Ford Focus. . . .
"I think we probably leveled our sights close to the same time," Lambert said. "I think I got a bit of a drop on him. I told him to drop his weapon, and he said he didn't want any trouble."
Stackhouse didn't ask for money or issue any demands, Lambert said. "I didn't give him a chance to," he said.
Lambert said he convinced the young man to lay down his weapon and then told him to leave the premises, but not before letting him know he'd probably "be arrested at some point."
Lambert said that Stackhouse, who left his driver's license inside the building, departed the property the same way he'd come - on foot.
"It was a tense situation, and a little scary," Lambert said.
The Knox County Sheriff's Office investigated the case, Lambert said, and Stackhouse was finally located early Sunday using information from his driver's license. . . .