YPSILANTI (CBS Detroit) The intended victim of a gas station robbery refused to cooperate, telling the wanna-be thief to “get back in line” when she demanded money from the cash register.

The clerk said there were other people waiting.

The attempted thief, who had a shirt pulled over her head, said she had a gun, per the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office. But she ran from the gas station on foot after the clerk politely refused to be robbed — and said she was calling police.

The incident happened at about 12:45 a.m. Monday, police said, at a Speedway station in the 1300 block of East Michigan Avenue; store staff said they had “no comment” on the incident.

The attempted robber is described as a black woman in her 40s, about 5 feet, 7 inches tall with a medium build.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the sheriff’s office through its confidential tip line, 734-973-7711, or Crime Stoppers, 1-800-SPEAKUP.


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