Three Subway restaurant employees thwarted a robbery yesterday by simply walking away from the wanna-be gangsta trying to hold them up.
The unusual incident began just before 11 p.m. last night at the eatery, 450 S. Sossaman, when a dude with black tape on his face piercing came in and ordered a sub and drink. He lifted his shirt up, showing off a gun tucked in his waistband, and demanded money. But the three workers just stepped back. One of them called the police.
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The robber, who undoubtedly figured his firearm would have gotten more respect, yelled to the workers that he wasn't kidding, police say. (For some reason, we get a picture of a pistol-waving Yosemite Sam, sputtering "I'm serious!" to the mischievous Bugs Bunny).
The workers hid in a cooler until police arrived, and the failed robber scampered off without a penny. Cops have a detailed description of what he was wearing:
Approx 5'08"- 5'10" 180-200 lbs, dark hair, 20-25 years old, black t-shirt with white tribal symbol on left chest area, black baseball style cap with "O'Neil" printed perpendicular several times on the front, clean shaven with what appeared to be a labret piercing with black electrical tape wrapped around it.