April 24, 2013

Bar Harbor market owner disarms would-be robber

The Associated Press

BAR HARBOR — A Millinocket man is in jail after a Bar Harbor store owner wrestled him to the ground and held him for police after he allegedly tried to rob the store.

Richard Simis said he was inside the Town Hill Market at 5:45 a.m. Wednesday when a man came in carrying a gun and a roll of duct tape and demanded money.

Rather than give up the cash, Simis told WZON-AM that he lunged at the man and wrestled him to the floor. He said the gun went off a couple of times before he could disarm the man.

A passer-by called 911, and Simis held the man down until police arrived.

Thirty-nine-year-old Chris Stevens is facing multiple charges.

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