LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say a would-be robber got more than he bargained for when his alleged victim decided to fight back.

It happened on Dec. 7, just after 2 a.m. at the Circle K on Taylorsville Road, near S. Pope Lick Road, according to arrest reports.

Police say 20-year-old Timothy Michael Heston was armed with a knife when he approached a woman from behind as she was locking the door to the Circle K store. According to an arrest report, Heston grabbed her from behind and demanded that she open the door. When she refused, Heston allegedly forced her to her car, opened her car door and ordered her to get inside.

When Heston tried to push her into her car, police say she pulled out a pocket knife and stabbed him.

Heston ran away, according to police. Police say the victim believed he planned on robbing the Circle K gas station.

It's not the only run-in with the law Heston would have over the next few days.

On Dec. 21, police say he was at University Hospital, when he intentionally set fire to his hospital gown, shirt and kleenex while in a bathroom.

He was eventually arrested over the weekend and charged with robbery and attempted kidnapping, as well as first degree arson, according to reports.

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