Redding Police say a man who allegedly tried to rob a local gas station was hit in the head with a shovel and only made off with jerky. Police say 25 year old William Cree allegedly demanded cash from a Valero employee early this morning and tried to steal merchandise. The employee refused to give the suspect money and apparently hit Cree with the handle portion of a shovel. Redding Police say Cree ran to a getaway car. The suspect and the alleged getaway driver were both arrested.