An armed robbery at Dutch’s Daughter, the restaurant on Himes Avenue, was unsuccessful after an employee released bear spray, causing the suspect to flee, according to Frederick City Police.

Lt. Kirk Henneberry said that officers responded to a call at 7:17 p.m. Friday night of a robbery at the restaurant. The suspect had brandished a knife, he said.

A member of the staff at Dutch’s Daughter used bear spray to drive the suspect out of the restaurant. City police worked with deputies from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office to locate the suspect in the area. Henneberry said that when members of the street crimes unit found the suspect, he smelled of bear spray.

The FPD are not yet releasing the name of the suspect, who was charged with armed robbery.

Henneberry and Fire and Rescue Services Spokeswoman Sarah Campbell both confirmed that nobody was transported from the scene to the hospital and that there were no injuries.

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Next, we will hear how the perp is suing the bear-sprayer.

The Grape of Wrath

Now we know how they really season the non-food they serve.


Good job by the employee ... except it wasn't a permanent solution to the problem.


You expected the employee to solve the problems caused by Covid-19? People are out of work, and some are desperate for money. It’s like the Great Depression, where good people are pushed to do things that they normally wouldn’t. It’s only going to get worse. What is your permanent solution?


Wasp spray works too. But is only permanent if you're a wasp.


Wasp spray can get you in trouble technically, as it's not approved for self defense. I personally think that is BS but that's the way the law is.


It's not a COVID-19 problem .. it's a criminal problem. Something Frederick City and county will be seeing a lot more of over the coming months and years. Because Montgomery County transplants.


From what I’ve been reading here in the FNP, I believe this suspect is involved in other recent armed robberies in the area. The employee at Dutches Daughter is a HERO!!



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All I want to know is why the employee had bear spray at a restaurant job.


What you should want to know is who is this criminal and did he commit the other two robberies.


Hey, bears gotta eat too!!! No campers in the parks to snitch food from. And they do like crab cakes.


That's right phydeaux.

A young male bear came by our place a few nights ago. Our dog chased it up a tree and then as soon as it had a chance it ran off -- or so we thought. We found out the next day that it got into our trash which was up by the road for collection. Huge mess. Luckily there are no neighbors nearby.


They come here too and root through everyone’s trash.



The Grape of Wrath

To use against customers like me who leave a $5 tip, regardless of the tab, which by the way works out to about $100/hour when you figure out how much time is actually spent serving a particular customer and not some other customer or just standing around.




You are a piece of 💩🐔🍭


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For a principal, you're not very good at math, much less customary tips.


Is bear spray like pepper spray?


Yes, but bear spray on steroids three.


Yes, but stronger -- enough to deter a belligerent bear. Getting a face full would ruin one's evening crime spree for sure.


About 10 times stronger. Wonder if this was the same idiot that robbed the Middletown Safeway?


And legal to carry. BTW, when I was in Alaska a guide told us hot to identify bear scat. It smells like bear spray.


How did the robber get into the restaurant? The doors should be locked since restaurants are supposed to be providing only curbside or delivery options?


I think carry out is also still allowed, in which case, a person could go inside, staying away from others, to pick up an order.


Now that is what I call justice. Give that employee a reward and judgeship.

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