Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Git R Done
Teens wielding skateboards foil robbery
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Police said a robbery attempt in Daytona Beach, Fla., was foiled by a group of teenagers who bludgeoned the suspect with their skateboards.
Richard Parris, 46, allegedly tried to grab money out of the register at a Kangaroo convenience store while the teenagers were shopping, WKMG-TV, Orlando, Fla., reported Tuesday.
One of the teens, Clinton Pomares, said he and his friends rushed to stop the thief and struck him several times on the head with their skateboards.
"I raised my skateboard over my head and just came down on his head as hard as I possibly could," Pomares told WKMG-TV.
The police said the teenagers surrounded the suspect and kept him from escaping until officers arrived to take him into custody, the report said.
Parris was taken to Halifax Medical Center for treatment.