July 13, 2009
Police: Robber with toy gun chased off
Authorities in Alabama say a man who attempted to rob a store with a toy gun was foiled by a worker wielding a real weapon -- a cricket bat.
The Baldwin County Sheriff's Office said a man entered the Bee Gee's gas station Saturday in Pine Grove, flashed a toy gun and demanded money, the Mobile (Ala.) Press-Register reported Monday.
After noticing that the suspect's gun had an orange tip at the end of the barrel, the employee grabbed a cricket bat and the suspect ... fled the store without getting any money,sheriff's Cpl. Mike Gaull said.
Gaull said investigators arrested Justin Blake Sims, 22, and charged him with first-degree robbery. He was being held at the Baldwin County Corrections Center in lieu of $25,000 bail.