Man drives away from would-be robber

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Someone tried to rob a Macon, Ga., man in Augusta this afternoon, police said.

According to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office incident report, the 56-year-old man was parked in a parking lot in the first block of Greene Street around 3 p.m. when a younger man with dreadlocks opened the door to his vehicle and demanded money.

The victim told authorities he put the car in drive and immediately left the area. Police said the victim saw the suspect fleeing toward Telfair Street and heard what sounded like gunshots.

The victim told authorities he never saw a gun. The suspect had his hands in his pocket at the time of the incident, the report says.

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Asitisinaug 04/26/11 - 05:43 am
If only he had been sitting

If only he had been sitting there with a loaded weapon...

Dixieman 04/26/11 - 09:15 am
"An armed society is a polite

"An armed society is a polite society" - Robert Heinlein

mike71345 04/29/11 - 04:54 am
If the story had said 3 AM

If the story had said 3 AM instead of 3 PM, most similar stories would be followed by comments such as, "What was he doing in that horrible neighborhood at 3 AM?"
In fairness, I have to ask, "Why is Olde Town such a horrible neighborhood at 3 PM?"

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