Victim takes fake weapon and beats would-be robber

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Posted: Oct 21, 2010 3:33 PM
Victim takes fake weapon and beats would-be robber

Police said a man using a fake gun in a San Fernando Valley stickup was beaten with the prop weapon when the would-be victim took it from him. Los Angeles police Sgt. Jeff Collado told City News Service on Thursday that the attempted robbery suspect was bloodied and he was hospitalized. His name hasn't been released.

The sergeant said the man confronted the would-be victim at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday in the valley's Winnetka area 25 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. The intended victim, whose name is being withheld, disarmed him and used the fake weapon to beat him.