Gas station clerk reports scam by con artists

November 24, 1993

A clerk at a Glen Burnie gas station told county police a couple conned her out of $50 Saturday night.

LaCarol Thornton, 21, was working at the Amoco station in the 7000 block of Baltimore Annapolis Road about 7:45 p.m. when the couple approached her, police said yesterday.

The man asked for a pack of cigarettes and paid for it with a $50 bill.

After Ms. Thornton gave the man the change, he asked to exchange $50 in other bills for the $50 bill he had given her.

When she gave him back the $50 bill, the man began talking to her to distract her, then asked for the $50 bill back, the police report said.

Ms. Thornton said she already had given it to him, but the man began yelling at her. She told police she became confused and gave him another $50.

Ms. Thornton said she did not realize the mistake until later that night. She called police Monday when she told her supervisor about the theft.

Arthritis charity plans Jingle Bell race

The Southern Maryland branch of the Arthritis Foundation invites runners and walkers to join in the annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis on Dec. 5 at Marley Station Mall.

Entry forms are available at Marley Station sporting goods stores, the customer service booth or by contacting the foundation's office at 544-5433.

Entrants may participate in an 8-kilometer race or a 5-kilometer walk on the B&A Bike Trail near the mall, or they may walk inside the mall. Registration for each event is $16; $19 after Dec. 1.

Everyone will receive a T-shirt. Awards and gifts, donated by Marley merchants for top finishers, will be presented at an awards ceremony at the end of the event.

Groups may register for the Team Challenge portion of the race.

POLICE LOG

* Glen Burnie: A chain saw valued at $250 was stolen from a shed behind a home in the 300 block of Clover Court between 5 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday.

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