Middle River resident thwarts robber by retaliating with cooking oil

Baltimore County police say a Middle River resident acted quickly to stop a gunman during a recent home invasion.

Police said four people forced open a door to the house, in the 100 block of Alberge Lane, at around 12:30 a.m. Feb. 21. One would-be robber armed with a single-barrel rifle, confronted an occupant, police said. The resident disarmed the suspect by throwing cold cooking oil on him.

Two other residents came to aide of the first, and together they were able to detain two of the suspects, police said. Officers later arrested a third suspect in the area, but one remains at large.

Household goods, including furniture, were damaged during the incident.

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