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Employees Foil Robbery When Man Brandishes Very Fake Gun #crime #news

One has to wonder if this would-be robber wasn’t homeless and looking for a warm place to sleep. Either that, or he’s the poster child for Dumbest Criminals of 2017 for this idiotic robbery attempt. Looks like he barely made the deadline!

An Akron man is facing charges after he robbed a local gas station with a fake gun on Christmas, police said.

Jeffrey Derringer, 48, of Olive Street is charged with aggravated robbery, reports Fox8. He was being held in the Summit County Jail, Akron police said in a news release.

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The attempted robbery happened about 2 p.m. at the Circle K in the 600 block of North Main Street.

Police said Derringer walked into the store with a hooded sweatshirt over his head and waving what employees thought was a rifle.

Derringer ordered everybody to get on the ground and for a clerk to empty the cash register. One employee managed to get away and run to the back of the store and call police, police said.

Employees told police Derringer is a known customer.

Another employee realized the gun was fake and ran around the counter to confront Derringer. Three store customers helped to confront Derringer, who took off running shortly after, police said.

Employees and customers caught Derringer and detained him until police arrived.


Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
December 31st, 2017

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