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    GOOD: Robber's gun "falls apart"

    Masked man tries armed carwash robbery but gun fell apart | Local News | kgw.com | News for Portland Oregon and SW Washington

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- A man who robbed a northeast Portland car wash is on the loose and police are asking for the public’s help in apprehending him.

    Police said a masked man robbed the Washman Carwash on NE 81st Avenue Saturday morning, but his gun fell apart in the middle of the heist.

    The suspect approached an employee at about 10:45 a.m., pulled a gun out from underneath his sweatshirt and demanded money.

    He then dropped his gun and it fell apart, police said.

    The suspect began waving his fist at the employee and demanded money, according to a police report, and the employee opened up the cash register.

    But as the suspect reached for money the employee grabbed a power washer and sprayed him in the face, causing the suspect to flee on foot, westbound down NE Everett Street, police said.

    The suspect was described by police as a white male in his 20s, about 6’ tall, weighing 180 pounds and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a white “skeleton” ski mask.

    The employee described the man as having “unusually long arms” and dark eyes.

    Police said the man should be considered armed and dangerous.

    Crime Stoppers offered a $1,000 cash reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.

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    1) Don't rob people;
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    3) Be sure your handgun is in good condition;
    4) Don't drop your handgun;
    5) Know when to quit;
    6) Take a shower at home instead.
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    Hopefully more bad guys get their firearms training from him!
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    Police said the man should be considered armed and dangerous.
    What ... he picked up all the pieces to his gun before he fled?

    I bet that pressure washer in the face hurt.
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    ...waving his fists and demanded money...
    Why didn't the guy kick him in the balls, or just say no?

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    What an idiot! I can see this making one of the "dumb criminal" programs.

    On a side note it is a good thing for the car wash guy that this didn't happen in CA. They would probably charge him with assaulting the BG with the pressure washer, and for violating his civil rights too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    What an idiot! I can see this making one of the "dumb criminal" programs.

    On a side note it is a good thing for the car wash guy that this didn't happen in CA. They would probably charge him with assaulting the BG with the pressure washer, and for violating his civil rights too!
    LOL true.
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    But as the suspect reached for money the employee grabbed a power washer and sprayed him in the face, causing the suspect to flee on foot, westbound down NE Everett Street, police said.
    I don't care who you are, that's funny.

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    Don't give an interview if you have a warrant

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    Car wash worker chases off robber, ends up in jail
    PORTLAND, Ore. - A car wash attendant chased off a would-be robber with a power washer - and for his trouble got thrown in jail on an old warrant. A gunman wearing a skeleton mask strolled into Washman Carwash in Portland on Dec. 13 and confronted employee Chris B. Truax. "Give me your money!" Truax remembers the man saying, producing what looked like a handgun. The weapon broke, Truax said, and the gunman stuck it back in his waistband.

    Aha, Truax remembers thinking, a fake - emboldening him to lead the robber to the till in the car wash's tunnel.

    The gunman ordered Truax, 25, to fill a bag with cash. Truax stepped away. The robber grabbed for the cash.

    Truax grabbed for the power washer.

    "It was like a quick draw," Truax told The Oregonian newspaper.

    Pulling the power washer from a pail and aiming it like a rifle, he directed a stream of soapy, lukewarm water at the robber with a force of 2,000 pounds per square inch. The man fled without the money.

    "It had to hurt. I promise you that," said Jason Marsh, Truax's assistant manager. "It was brilliant."

    The robber remains at large.

    Truax's employers gave him two days off with pay, but the police jailed him on a 7-year-old warrant accusing him of driving under the influence of intoxicants. He was released the following night.

    "It's about time I took care of it," he said, shrugging.
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    Is it a safe assumption that the BG was carrying a Kel-Tek then?

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