In a bizarre attempted robbery, an unknown man tried -- and failed -- to snatch a bag of dog droppings from a woman's hand on Monday, while she was out walking her pet in the 2000 block of Central Expressway, police said.
At about 9:30 p.m. on April 16, a man reportedly ran up behind the victim, grabbed at the plastic shopping bag she was carrying and tried to make a break for it, but the bag and the dog's leash were both looped over the woman's hand, according to police spokeswoman Liz Wylie. This made it hard for him to free the plastic bag.
The robber eventually gave up and ran away, Wylie said. The woman did not call police until after she had told her friend the strange tale, at least 45 minutes after the attempted robbery. Police did not find the suspect, who is described as being about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark pants, said Wylie.