Thief Tries to Rob Gas Station with Uniformed Policeman in Line

The AP is reporting this weird bit of law enforcement news. A thief tried to rob a gas station with a uniformed police officer waiting in line.

From the article —

SHREVEPORT, La. — A masked gunman walked into a gas station and demanded money, apparently not noticing that the line at the counter included a uniformed police officer.

L.J. Scott, a member of the Police Department’s armed robbery task force, told the would-be robber to put his own hands up.

Scott took the handgun and arrested Derek Pierson Jr., 21, of Stockton, Calif., police department spokeswoman Kacee Hargrave said.

Hargrave said Pierson was booked into the city jail on a charge of armed robbery with a firearm.