Authorities are investigating a Monday morning robbery that began with an accusation of a stare.
The robbery occurred about 8:30 a.m. at a car wash at 1300 Old Forge Road, according to a report from the Little Rock Police Department. When officers arrived, Joseph Peacock, 58, said he was collecting quarters from several service machines on the property when he spotted a man walking behind the car wash, the report stated. The man stopped and asked why Peacock "was staring at" him, then approached him and attempted to grab the bag of quarters, police said.
Peacock refused to give up the bag, so the man hit Peacock several times, forcing him to release the bag, the report states. The assailant, who was described in the report as a black male standing 5 foot 6 with a stocky build and dreadlocks, wearing a black shirt, yellow shorts and tennis shoes, fled on foot into the Sturbridge Apartments across the street.
Authorities deployed a K-9 unit in the complex and eventually located a man who matched the suspect's description. He was questioned and released later that day.
No arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing.