Clovis man calls police on self after attempted robbery

Mar 3, 2015 10:40 AM by News Staff

CLOVIS, Calif. (AP) - An armed man called police on himself after attempting to rob a restaurant in Clovis.

The Fresno Bee reports Tuesday that 36-year-old Eric Ross was arrested Sunday night at a Clovis Denny's restaurant.

Sgt. Vince Weibert said Ross went into the eatery, shouted that he was armed with a firearm and was robbing the restaurant. Several of the estimated 30 diners ran out. Ross then changed course, approached the register, pulled out a pair of scissors and demanded cash. He counted the money and called 911. He told the operator he was a bandit holding hostages.

Officers arrived quickly. They confronted Ross while he was still on the phone with the dispatcher. Weibert said he fought with officers before he was subdued. Ross was booked on suspicion of robbery, false imprisonment and a probation violation.


Information from: The Fresno Bee

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