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"Gorilla man" attempts robbery, fought off with meat cleaver

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - A Jimmy's Hibachi employee is recovering after being punched in the head by a man in a gorilla suit Wednesday night.

Conway police say the incident happened at a Jimmy's Japanese Hibachi restaurant, located on Highway 701 North.  The victim told police while he was taking out trash in the back of the restaurant, the suspect approached him and struck him in the left side of the head.

The victim, according to police reports, began wrestling with the person dressed in the gorilla suit before escaping and running back into the restaurant. 

After the suspect successfully entered the store, the victim says they picked up a meat cleaver and struck the gorilla man in his right arm. 

The suspect the fled from the scene in an unknown direction, with the meat cleaver still stuck in the gorilla suit.

Anyone with information on Wednesday night's attempted robbery is asked to call the Conway Police Department immediately.

No money was taken during the attempted robbery.

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