Restaurateur Calls Gunman's Bluff

Police beat

December 06, 1991

A 54-year-old restaurant owner called a gunman's bluff when the restaurateur pulled out his own handgun during a robbery attempt at his carry-out Wednesday.

The would-be robber walked into the Italian Sunlight Carryout in the 7700 block of B&A Boulevard in Glen Burnie at about 11:30p.m. Armed with a revolver, he confronted the owner and demanded money from the cash register. The owner walked behind the counter as if to obey but took out his own handgun instead, the police report said.

He pointed his gun at the gunman, and the man ran out of the restaurant, police said.

Police described the gunman as a white male in his late teens. He was about 5 feet 1 inch tall with a thin build and long dirty blond hair. He was wearing blue jeans and a white hat.

BAD-CHECK SUSPECT ASKS POLICE FOR RIDE

A Glen Burnie man who askeda police officer for a ride home instead got a ride to the police station after the officer found the man was wanted for writing bad checks.

According to the police report, James Wynn Riley, 43, of the 6500 block Booker Avenue, told an officer who was in the parking lot of a convenience store on Belle Grove Road Wednesday that he had missed the bus from Baltimore to his home.

Before Officer Norman Milligan agreed to give him a ride home, he checked for open arrest warrants. He found that Riley was wanted on seven counts of bad check writing, the police report said.

Milligan was charged at the Northern District station.

A compilation of some of the crimes reported to Anne Arundel County police and state police:

Brooklyn Park:

100 block of Audrey Avenue: Dec. 4, entry gained through the window. Nothing taken.

Gambrills:

2400 block of Maytime Drive: Dec. 1, entrygained through the garage. Unknown property taken.

Glen Burnie:

1400 block of Scanlan Drive: Dec. 2, entry gained through the shed door. Nothing taken.

8100 block of Ritchie Highway: Dec. 4, entry gained through the door. Kitchen cabinets and vanity tops taken. Loss: Unknown.

1200 block of Leonard Drive: Dec. 3, entry gained through the door. Unknown property taken.

7700 block of Overhill Road: Dec. 2, entry gained through the door. Tools taken. Loss: $400.

1000 block of Upton Road: Dec. 2, entry gained through the door. Dirt bike taken. Loss: $300.

Linthicum:

First block of Hampton Road: Dec. 3, entry gained through the window. Unknown property taken.

Millersville:

8300 block of Veteran's Highway: Dec. 3, entry gainedthrough the door. Tools taken. Loss: Unknown.

Odenton:

8200 block of Telegraph Road: Dec. 1. Nothing taken.

Pasadena:

200 block of Scotts Glen Drive: Dec. 4, entry gained through the window. Appliances taken. Loss: Unknown.

8100 block of Ritchie Highway: Dec. 3, entry gained through the window. Money taken. Loss: $1,550.

8000 block of Jumpers Hole Road: Dec. 3. Several packs of paper Christmas napkins taken. Loss: $197.50.

Severn:

1300 block Donald Avenue: Dec. 3, entry gained through the door. Appliances taken. Loss: $789.

300 block of Carraca Court: Dec. 3, entry gained through the window. Money and purse taken. Loss: $80.

8000 block of Clark Station Road: Dec. 4. Lawn equipment taken. Loss: $1,860.

Severna Park:

First block of Kennedy Drive: Dec. 3, entry gained through the door. Jewelry taken. Loss: Unknown.

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