Police pepper spraying college protestors, shoppers pepper spraying other shoppers, mall cops pepper spraying unruly crowds in search of a limited number of ‘Air Jordans’ – and now criminals are pepper spraying unsuspecting victims to disarm and rob them. On December 27, 2011 at approximately 11:53 p.m., officers from Anne Arundel County’s Northern District responded to the area of Camrose Avenue in Brooklyn Park for a report of a male that was pepper sprayed earlier. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the 25-year-old male victim from Pasadena on Hammonds Lane near Upland Street.
The victim reported that he was waiting at the bus stop on Ritchie Highway near Hammonds Lane about 30 minutes earlier when three male suspects approached him and asked if he had drugs. The victim indicated that he did not and the suspects assaulted him.
One suspect “pepper sprayed” the victim while other suspects removed his shirt, pants (containing his cell phone and money) and shoes before fleeing across Ritchie Highway towards Walton Avenue.
Fire Department personnel responded to treat the victim at the scene. Several officers canvassed the area, but were unable to locate the suspects. The investigation is ongoing.
Suspects: Three black males with large builds observed wearing black ski masks
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