Man, if only more attempted robberies ended the way one recently did in Rochester, New York, home to some mighty-fine hot dogs.
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A fast-thinking driver in line at a Rochester fast-food restaurant stepped on the gas pedal and sped away from the scene of an attempted armed robbery on West Ridge Road early Sunday, leaving the would-be thief without any ill-gotten gains.
Lieutenant Laura Grande of the Rochester Police Department said that a woman in her early 20s was waiting in the drive-through lane at Taco Bell, 600 W. Ridge Rd., about 2:34 this morning, when a male wearing a white jump suit and a bandanna approached her vehicle while carrying a rifle.
The woman told officers that the armed bandit said to her, "I hate to do this to you." However, before he could finish the thought, the driver had stepped on the accelerator pedal and was long gone.