Bowie man coming to aid of friend is beaten, hit by car


A Bowie man who tried to protect a friend during a Glen Burnie pool hall brawl Sunday was beaten and then hit by a car after he chased his assailants, county police said.

Sean M. Granahan, 30, of the 12100 block of Rustic Hill Drive was released after being treated at Harbor Hospital for bruises on his face and cuts under his eyes.

Police said Granahan came to the aid of Patricia M. Pullen of the 1700 block of Winans Ave. in Baltimore, who was being attacked by several men in the Jack and Jill pool hall in the 500 block of Crain Highway shortly before 3 a.m.

He was knocked to the ground and kicked by seven or eight men who then ran through the parking lot and across Granahan's 1996 Dodge Neon to get to their cars.

Granahan and Pullen ran after them and saw them get into a red Eagle Talon and a blue Chevrolet Cavalier, police said. As the Cavalier sped off, it hit Granahan, knocking him onto the hood of the car until he rolled off and hit the pavement, police said.

Gas station held up; clerk kicks robber before chase

A Glen Burnie gas station clerk kicked a masked robber in the face Sunday as he tried to hide from customers and then chased the gunman from the store, but not before the robber got money from the cash register, county police said.

Wayne Watson, 58, the clerk at Green Tree Exxon in the 8000 block of Crain Highway, told police that a masked man entered the convenience store about 12: 30 a.m., drew a gun and and demanded money. Watson emptied the case register, but before the man could get away, two customers pulled onto the lot, police said.

When the gunman tried to hide behind the counter, Watson kicked him. The gunman struck Watson with the weapon and ran away with Watson chasing him. The gunman turned and fired several times but missed.

Police used dogs to search the area but they did not find the robber. Watson was treated at North Arundel Hospital and released.

Pub Date: 10/01/96

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