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Friday, April 19, 2013

Clerk laughed at bandit and just said no

Spring Hill, Florida – Some bandits get no respect.

Wednesday evening a dude wearing a black ski mask, black gloves, blue jeans, a green shirt and a blue denim vest entered the Village Pizza in Spring Hill brandishing a knife and demanding money from the clerk, according to a news release from the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.

The female clerk assumed the masked bandit was joking and told him no — twice.
It worked.

As the man left the pizzeria, he removed the ski mask and fled the scene in a small silver car — but not before one of the workers got a good look at him, the report stated.

Then a passing motorist — with good instincts — decided to follow the man he saw removing the ski mask. The motorist alerted 911, who then dispatched deputies, as he continued to trail the silver car to a Spring Hill address, according to the report.

Phillip Joseph Steinberg, 22, was in custody exactly 12 minutes after the time of the attempted robbery. Full Article

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