- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 3, 2015

CLOVIS, Calif. (AP) - A man armed with scissors called police and claimed he had hostages after attempting to rob a Northern California restaurant.

The Fresno Bee reports (https://bit.ly/1GfyNjm ) Tuesday that 36-year-old Eric Ross was arrested Sunday night at a Clovis Denny’s restaurant.

Sgt. Vince Weibert said Ross went into the diner, shouted that he was armed and was robbing the restaurant.

Several of the roughly 30 diners ran out. Ross then changed course, approached the register, pulled out a pair of scissors and demanded cash. He counted the money and called 911. He told the operator he was a bandit holding hostages.

Officers confronted Ross while he was still on the phone with the dispatcher. Weibert said he fought with officers before he was subdued.

Ross was booked on suspicion of robbery, false imprisonment and a probation violation.

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Information from: The Fresno Bee, https://www.fresnobee.com


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