While reviewing the daily crime report this morning, I came across this stupid criminal story that left me shaking my head in amazement.
The suspect approached the victim at the gas pumps and stated "give it up." The suspect then struck the victim with the handgun causing a minor laceration to the victim's left ear. The victim then sprayed the suspect with gasoline causing the suspect to take flight.
Kudos to the victim for quick thinking to repel the attack by spraying the suspect with gasoline. We have a vehicle description - a tan colored Toyota, possibly a Corolla, with tinted windows and a sunroof - that our patrol units are trying to locate.
- Asst Chief Bill LePere