Tuesday, October 2, 2012
A would-be robber was surprised earlier this week to find his intended target armed with a handgun.
Monday at 10 a.m., the 65-year-old owner of Club Billiards at 925 W. Douglas had just arrived at work and was getting out of his truck when he was approached by a man with his hands in his pocket.
The suspect said that he had a gun and ordered the man to hand over his wallet.
"I said really? So, I reached over and got my gun, and I pointed it and said, you know, one of us is going to get hurt real bad here," Steve Yager chuckles as he tells the story. 'I said one of us is going to get hurt real bad here, if you have a gun, it's adios."
Yager has a conceal carry license. He says the robber told him he was just kidding and took off running.
Police are currently searching for a black male who's about 18 to 20 years old, 6 feet tall and 180 pounds. He was wearing a black hoodie, gray faded jeans and black boots.