"Armed" robber subdued with a frying pan
San Antonio, Texas - It sounds like something out of a cartoon, but that's allegedly what happened to this thief who tried to break into an apartment and rob the people inside at gun point.
According to the police, the robber's activities began on Tuesday around 12:32 AM on Cinnamon Creek Dr. in San Antonio.
As CBS Austin reported, the suspect allegedly walked up to a man on the street and demanded his wallet and phone by pulling a gun on him.
The suspect's first robbery was successful.
Not long after, the robber tried to step up his game about half a block away by kicking in the front door of an apartment and taking what was inside.
One of the potential new victims noticed something the first victim did not: the weapon the suspect was using to threaten them was fake. It was a toy gun!
The potential victims sprung into action. One of them hit the robber on the head with a frying pan, which did, in fact, subdue him. They then pinned him on the floor until the police arrived.
In this case, the scene did, indeed, resemble a cartoon: the gun was fake, and the robber was stopped in his tracks after getting hit on the head with a frying pan.
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