Robber flees when alarm is triggered


A robber held a gun to the head of a restaurant worker Saturday night but fled empty-handed when frightened customers and other workers bolted out a side door, triggering an emergency alarm, county police said.

The man walked in the Red Hot & Blue restaurant in the 200 block of Old Mill Bottom Road shortly before midnight, grabbed employee Juan Padialla, 23, put a gun to the back of his head and demanded to see the manager, police said.

When several workers and customers ran out and tripped the alarm, the gunman led Mr. Padialla out the front door and released him unharmed. The man was last seen on Shot Town Road, police said.

Glen Burnie woman injured in collision

A Glen Burnie woman suffered a broken pelvis and head injuries Saturday when two vehicles collided at Pine Tree Drive and Hollyberry Road, county police said.

Stephanie Barbara Cook, 24, of the 800 block of Scott Circle was in serious but stable condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center yesterday, a hospital spokesman said. Ms. Cook was a passenger in a 1994 Ford Probe driven by Lance Allworth Edwards, 22, who lives at the same address as Ms. Cook, police said.

Mr. Edwards was northbound on Hollyberry Road around 5:30 p.m. At Pine Tree Road,his car was struck by a 1994 Ford Explorer driven by Christopher David Brandt, 16, of the 8200 block of Tyson Drive in Ellicott City, a police report said.

Mr. Edwards was treated at North Arundel Hospital and released. The Brandt youth and his sister, Catherine Grace Brandt, 13, of Sewickley, Pa., a passenger in the Explorer, were treated at Anne Arundel Medical Center and released.

Charges of failure to stop and failure to yield right of way at an intersection are pending against the Brandt youth, police said.

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