Truck Driver Pepper Sprays Would-Be Robber in Glen Burnie
Police say a Glen Burnie man was pepper sprayed after attempting to rob two people at a gas station.
Anne Arundel County police have arrested a man for allegedly attempting to rob a truck driver and gas station employee in Glen Burnie early Thursday.
Shortly before 12:30 a.m., a man approached the clerk of the Mobil gas station, on the 7200 block of Ritchie Hwy., and implied to the store clerk that he had a gun. The attempted robbery was interrupted by the entrance of another person, according to police.
The same suspect then approached a truck driver outside delivering fuel to the station, implied that he had a handgun, and demanded money. The victim complied, then the suspect ordered him to get more money out of the truck's cab, according to police.
The victim agreed to get more cash, then produced a can of pepper spray and sprayed the suspect in the face. The victim subdued the suspect until police arrived.
Officers arrested Jerry Garett Piercy, 52, of Glen Burnie, and charged him with two counts of armed robbery, two counts of robbery, two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, theft and reckless endangerment.
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