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Man arrested for allegedly using stun gun on store employees

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Posted at 5:02 PM, Dec 07, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-07 19:02:07-05

PROVO, Utah – Provo Police have arrested a man they say used a stun gun on Gen-X store employees as he allegedly walked out of the store wearing stolen merchandise.

Police say when employees tried to stop 28-year-old Wesley Byington, he pulled out a small stun gun and forced his way past them.

Officers say they found Byington hiding in a closet in an Orem apartment. He was booked into the Utah County Jail for robbery, two counts of assault and five outstanding warrants.