Failed Bountiful robbery earns easily deterred thief a felony charge
A alleged would-be robber who ran away when a victim confronted him has been charged with a felony.
Prosecutors charged the 32-year-old man Friday with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony. According to court documents, the man confronted a woman Nov. 2 in the parking lot of a Bountiful grocery store. The man ordered the woman to hand over her money or he would pull out a gun.
But the 47-year-old woman fired back an unexpected reply: "go for it, pull it."
The response startled the would-be robber and he fled, court documents state. The woman ran inside the store where a manager called 911. Police, who were nearby, responded quickly enough to cut the man off before he could even get out of the parking lot.