Would-Be Robber Armed With Prop Gun Beaten With It

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A robbery with a fake gun went horribly wrong – for the robber.

A would-be robber is in the hospital after being beaten by his intended victim with the prop weapon he wielded in Winnetka. He faces robbery or attempted robbery charges, Los Angeles police Sgt. Jeff Collado said.

The robbery attempt was at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday at Saticoy Street and Oso Avenue. The man the robber was trying to rob took the fake gun away and used it to beat his assailant bloody.

The suspected robber was bloody as paramedics treated him and took him to a hospital.

The robber’s intended victim was not hurt, Collado said.

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