An employee at Mikie's restaurant in Glen Burnie pulled a shotgun from the hands of a man attempting to rob the restaurant on Wednesday morning and struck him with the weapon several times until the man fled, according to Anne Arundel County Police.
Officers responded to a report of an attempted robbery at the restaurant in the 1200 block of Crain Highway about 6:16 a.m., police said. Once there, they were told that an unknown man had entered the restaurant with the shotgun and confronted the male employee.
The employee "began to fight with the suspect, took the firearm from the suspect during the struggle and struck the suspect repeatedly with it," police said in a statement.
"I think they actually went to the floor," said Justin Mulcahy, a police spokesman.
The suspect then fled the scene, leaving the shotgun behind, which police have recovered, Mulcahy said.
Mulcahy said police do not recommend people try to resist an "armed adversary.
Fortunately it worked out in this case, but we could have had a homicide on our hands, as well," he said.