Man tries to rob Waffle House with BB gun, gets shot by customer

A Waffle House in Villa Rica was the target of an attempted armed robbery, police said.

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A Waffle House in Villa Rica was the target of an attempted armed robbery, police said.

A man, armed with a BB gun, attempted to rob a Waffle House in Villa Rica. But he was the one who ended up getting shot, authorities said.

The suspect entered the restaurant on Ga. 61 around 12:30 a.m. Thursday and pointed his weapon at employees, Villa Rica police said in a Facebook post.

A customer then shot the suspect, who dropped what turned out to be a BB gun and ran away, the post said.

Witnesses told police the suspect left in a small, dark-colored vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Villa Rica police at 678-840-1320.

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