Beer bottles foil robbery
HERALD STAFF REPORT
BRADENTON - A few well-placed beer bottles halted an armed robbery early Tuesday in the 2900 block of 6th Street East, according to a sheriff's office report.
According to the report, three men were sitting outside their home when three men approached - two of them armed with handguns - and demanded money. The unarmed man searched the three victims, taking money from one.
One of the other victims was then struck in the face with a handgun.
When the people inside the home realized what was going on, they began to throw beer bottles at the gunmen, striking one in the forehead.
The men then ran, while having beer bottles thrown at them, but fired several times in return.
No one was injured by the gunfire, the report states.
It was unclear whether the bottles were full.