Pizzeria employees tempted fate by trying to scare off a would-be armed robber Sunday night.

A man carrying a gun slipped in a side entrance just after 11:30 p.m. Sunday at Domino’s Pizza, 714 N. Gilbert St., and demanded money from the employees inside.

Police Deputy Director Doug Miller said some of the employees fled to the business office, locked the door and turned off the lights to get the thief to leave.

The action worked, Miller said, forcing the armed man to leave without any cash.,

The person is described as a black male standing between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall with a thin build. He was wearing a black jacket, black ski mask, black athletic pans with a silver stripe down the side and black Nike shoes.

The man reportedly fled southbound from the business, Miller said.

Here’s a look at recent law enforcement calls:

Sunday:

A man arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting an officer in the first block of Lake Street.

A TV, DVD/VCR combo and jewelry stolen in a burglary in the first block of Delaware Avenue.

A man arrested for domestic battery and interfering with a domestic battery reported in the 1000 block of Hillside Drive.

Domestic battery in the 900 block of North Griffin Street.

Battery and mob action reported at Hazel and Williams streets.

Monday:

A man arrested for domestic battery and disorderly conduct in the 1200 block of North Bowman Avenue.

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Sunday:

Monday and medication stolen in a burglary in the 200 block of Lee Street, Oakwood.

$370 stolen in the 2200 block of Batestown Road.

Monday:

Attempted burglary at The Ridge Tavern, 10 S. State St., Ridge Farm.

Accidents involving tickets or injuries include:

Sunday, 3:17 p.m. – At North Griffin and East Williams streets involving Angela Walag, 28, of the first block of Bremer Avenue, and Robert Griffith, 38, of the first block of Tillman Street. Walag was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident while Griffith was cited for not securing a child in the appropriate child restraint system.

Firefighters responded to the following calls:

Sunday, 8:47-9:03 p.m. —A carbon monoxide check at 1219 Garden Drive.

Monday, 2:24-2:33 a.m. — A medical call in the 1500 block of East Fairchild Street.

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