- Associated Press - Friday, January 30, 2015

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Milwaukee police say a man fueling up his car scared off a would-be armed robber when he pointed the nozzle at him and threatened to spray him with gasoline.

A police statement says officers were called to the station just before 9 a.m. Friday, where the 53-year-old Glendale man told them a man had approached him with a gun and demanded his car keys. Instead he removed the nozzle from his vehicle and pointed it at the suspect.

As the robber fled, his intended victim noted his license plate number and the make and model of his car. Police arrested a suspect about 10 minutes later. Police say the 30-year-old Milwaukee man had a gun and marijuana in the car, which they believe he stole earlier.

Charges are pending.


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