The Walton County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) arrested Alan Fredrick Perkins, 60, of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, for attempted robbery with a firearm.
At approximately 4:35 p.m. on June 20, 2012, Perkins entered the Santa Rosa Pharmacy, located at 19 Town Center Loop in Walton County. Perkins told the pharmacy clerk that he had "nothing to lose". Perkins leaned across the county toward the clerk in an aggressive manner and demanded that she provide him with Oxycontin and Xanax. Perkins led the clerk to believe that he was armed by placing his hand into his pants pocket, and sliding a black object (later identified as a small caliber handgun) in and out of his pocket. The clerk yelled for a co-worker to activate the alarm, and Perkins fled the scene without obtaining any medications. Perkins fled in beige colored SUV.
WCSO deputies were dispatched and arrived within minutes. Investigators responded to the scene as well and reviewed video surveillance of the incident. Based upon the vehicle description and video surveillance, Investigators were able to identify Alan Frederick Perkins as the perpetrator.
Investigators traveled to Perkins' residence, where they learned that Perkins had injured himself with a firearm. Perkins was transported to a Pensacola hospital for treatment of his injuries. A warrant was secured for the arrest of Alan Frederick Perkins, and he was released into the custody of law enforcement authorities in Escambia County. Perkins was transported to Walton County on June 25, 2012 and booked into the Walton County Jail.