Pizza deliveryman fights off knife-wielding robber


A pizza deliveryman foiled an attempted robbery Saturday morning when he disarmed a knife-wielding attacker, police said.

Joseph Francis Carroll Jr., 23, had just delivered a pizza in the 7900 block of Nolpark Court at 12:30 a.m. when three men surrounded him, police said. One of the men pulled a knife and demanded cash.

Mr. Carroll said he grabbed the man's arm, knocked the knife out of his hand and pocketed it.

The two unarmed men ran off, but the third man continued to fight with Mr. Carroll, police said.

The attacker finally gave up when Mr. Carroll kicked him in the knee and knocked him to the ground, police said.

No money was taken, and Mr. Carroll was not injured, police said.

Mr. Carroll did not report the incident for nearly two hours because he told officers he was afraid he'd get in trouble with his employer for resisting a robbery. He gave police the knife he said he had taken from his attacker.

Man robbed at gunpoint of $100 in cash Friday

A Glen Burnie man was robbed Friday night in the 200 block of Woodhill Drive where, he told police, he had gone to buy marijuana, county police said yesterday.

Clayton Wesley McCrum, 26, allegedly told police he was directed to an apartment building in that block by a woman who told him he could buy marijuana there.

He was approached by a man, who stuck a black semiautomatic handgun in his chest and demanded his money, police said.

Mr. McCrum gave the man five $20 bills.

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