The knife-wielding suspect fled empty-handed from a store in Worthing, southern England, after the girl and her father threw groceries at him.
Tony Tovar told reporters he didn't feel threatened by the robber because he "had a really good feeling he wasn't out to harm anybody."
The violence seemed to be random and the only known motives appeared to be "robbery, hate, homicide," police said.
Polk County sheriff’s deputies went to the supposed crime scene and quickly realized that a robbery never happened.
The robbery suspect turned out to be armed with a replica handgun, Commissioner James O’Neill said.
It was clearly hungry work.
“You can either sit down and do nothing or take a stand," said Denis O'Connor after confronting three armed men trying to rob a bookmaker.
Police are still trying to smoke out the three would-be robbers.
Seriously. Have you seen how spectacularly well-edited it is? Let me explain.
Redoine Faid, who was serving time for armed robbery and murder, previously escaped in 2013 using dynamite.
A 20-year-old suspect wrecked the stolen vehicle during a brief pursuit and was arrested.
A gusty Mother Nature spoiled the getaway.
One man's death is linked to the alleged crime spree.
A HuffPost investigation connected dots that police, until now, didn't see.
The cashier assumed the robber was actually white because his skin tone appeared irregular and blotchy.
Thieves in Paris dug through the catacombs and pilfered $300,000 of grand cru wine.
Looks like she warmed to the idea of police custody.