Boston Police report arresting a man they say got away mainly with bruises and cuts from a beatdown supplied by workers at the Welles Liquor Mart after they thought better of just handing him the money he demanded.
According to police, Sean Brown, 38, walked into the 1772 Dot. Ave. store around 8:30 p.m. yesterday, said he had a gun and demanded money:
According to store employees, after giving the suspect an undisclosed amount of money, an altercation between the suspect and two store employees ensued. The altercation spilled out to the sidewalk and ended when the suspect fled on foot towards Lonsdale Street. During the altercation, the store employees state that the suspect was struck several times.
WBZ reports one of the workers whacked Brown in the head several times with a liquor bottle.
Police say officers initially couldn't find Brown. Around 11:15 p.m., however, officers responded to a call for an injured person at Florida and Mallet streets a couple blocks away:
On arrival, officers observed a black male, not suitably dressed for the elements, suffering from what appeared to be lacerations and bruises to his head area.
The guy, who turned out to match the description of the attempted-robbery suspect, was taken to Boston Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries - and a police escort. He was charged with armed robbery.