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Employee with knife runs off would-be robber (OR)
kgw.com ^ | 18 September, 2011 | Katherine Cook and KGW.com Staff

Posted on 09/20/2011 5:11:22 AM PDT by marktwain

PORTLAND – An employee of a Chinese restaurant in Southeast Portland fended off a would-be robber with a butcher knife late Thursday night.

Portland police said the man came into the China Garden, at 14908 SE Powell Boulevard, just before midnight and told Barbara Lane to “move back” from the cash register.

Lane armed herself with the knife and replied, “No, you move back,” according to police.

The suspect then tried to grab the register, but Lane struck him and he ran off.

“I smacked him across the wrist with the knife when he couldn’t get away from the cash register,” she said. “The knife was dull, so it probably didn’t hurt him much.”

The suspect got away empty-handed.

"I just did what ... it's just me, my personality," Lane said. "I get mad when someone tries to take something from me."

He was described as white, in his 30’s, around 150 lbs., with brown hair. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt, blue jeans, white tennis shoes, a white-and-black bandanna that covered his face and a red and black cap.

Anyone with information was asked to call the Portland Police Bureau.

Lane said the restaurant was open at the time and one customer was still inside.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: banglist; knife; or; robber
Let us hope that the robber is disuaded from further crime.
1 posted on 09/20/2011 5:11:27 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Don’t let Bloomberg get wind of this or we’ll all be back to using sharp stones and sticks.


2 posted on 09/20/2011 5:13:02 AM PDT by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: marktwain
At first, I thought the title read: "Employee with knife runs off with would-be robber (OR)
3 posted on 09/20/2011 5:14:00 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

The feel-good romantic comedy of the year!


4 posted on 09/20/2011 5:50:13 AM PDT by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: marktwain
“I smacked him across the wrist with the knife when he couldn’t get away from the cash register,” she said. “The knife was dull, so it probably didn’t hurt him much.”

Someone send that poor woman a good whetstone.

The suspect got away empty-handed.

I would have preferred that he got away one-handed.

5 posted on 09/20/2011 6:29:55 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Compare "Delay is preferable to error" - Thomas Jefferson // "Pass this bill now!" - Barack Obama)
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To: rawhide

Doesn’t the knife run off with the spoon?


6 posted on 09/20/2011 8:21:41 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries of the American Farmer each and every year..)
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To: KarlInOhio

No kidding. Let the dirtbag draw back a nub.

I have a *thing* about my kitchen knives, been known to take them with me on vacations & visits. It isn’t much fun using inferior tools. Mr. Robber best not roll the dice on it being me, LOL.


7 posted on 09/20/2011 8:34:05 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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