The victim, James Shelton, told investigators he was at the Marathon at 7 N. Fulton around 5:35 this morning. He was standing outside of his vehicle at a gas pump. He said Worthington approached him on a bike and demanded money. When Shelton replied that he did not have any, Worthington pointed a black handgun at Shelton and said “Don’t make me go through your pockets.”
Shelton told Worthington that he had a $20 bill in his truck and leaned in to get it. Unbeknownst to Worthington, Shelton was actually retrieving a club from his truck. Fearing that Worthington was going to cause him bodily harm, Shelton came out swinging. Shelton was able to use the club to turn the tables and fend off the would-be robber. After realizing he had chosen the wrong person to victimize, Worthington fled the scene on his bicycle.