Man fires insect repellent in Oregon robbery

Published August 16, 2012 11:25 am
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Roseburg, Ore. • Police in Roseburg, Ore., say a man who robbed a restaurant was armed with a can of bug spray.

Sgt. Aaron Dunbar says the robber entered Elmer's Restaurant late Monday wearing a green hooded sweatshirt, gloves and a beanie atop a shoulder-length blond wig that was pulled partly across his face.

A bartender tried to bat away the can of insect repellent when the robber brandished it, but the employee got a direct spray to the face.

The Roseburg News-Review reports the robber grabbed money from a cash box behind the bar and fled. The amount of the take wasn't disclosed.

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