Man attempts robbery with pellet gun


Man attempts robbery with pellet gun


Date: September 13, 2013
by: Alex Mahadevan | Digital Content Producer



A man took a cue from National Lampoon's Vacation yesterday, and ended up in Sarasota County jail.

A white male in his 30s attempted to rob another man in the parking lot of the Publix on Fruitville Road with a pellet gun, and was arrested after the victim took his weapon Thursday, Sept. 12, according to a Sheriff's Office flash report. 

The suspect, whose name has not been released, asked the victim for change for a $10 bill, then ordered him into his truck at gunpoint. The victim snatched the gun and fell out of the suspects truck, which blew a tire while the suspect fled. A deputy, unaware of the previous crime, pulled over the truck and made the arrest.


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