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A man stopped a would-be robber from stealing two backpack leaf blowers while he tended to a lawn Friday morning in Little Rock's Heights neighborhood, he told police.

Officers were called around 10:50 a.m. to 5700 Cantrell Road, the listed address for Calvary Baptist Church, according to a Little Rock Police Department report.

A 33-year-old man affiliated with Perfect Places of Alexander said that after traveling to the front of the property, he saw a black male with dreads in the back of his work truck.

According to authorities, the would-be robber carried a backpack blower to a bronze 2003 Chevrolet Impala and placed it in back seat.

The 33-year-old then pulled his mower in front of the would-be robber's vehicle and told the robber to put the backpack leaf blower back, at which point a gun was shown to the victim, police said.

When the lawn service employee said he would not call police if the leaf blower was returned, the would-be robber took the item out of the vehicle. He also removed a second leaf blower and placed it on the ground before driving away, officers noted.

No suspects were named, and no arrests had been made at the time of the report.

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  • HarleyOwner
    October 16, 2017 at 4:52 p.m.

    What a heart warming story. The ghetto rat was let go to rob someone else.

  • LR1955
    October 16, 2017 at 8:44 p.m.

    See, if everybody would just ask the perp's to please don't rob me, they probably won't....unless there are 2 perp's and the victim is a 15 yr old boy, as was reported elsewhere in the ArDemGaz today.

  • MaxCady
    October 16, 2017 at 9:39 p.m.

    He just trying to start his own lawn care business, Yo!!

  • 4concernedcitizens
    October 17, 2017 at 12:31 p.m.

    These crooks are cowards, gun or not.

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