News (AP) - Man's fake cop bit scares off would-be robbers

YPISLANTI (AP) -- Authorities say a man's decision to pretend to be an undercover cop ended up scaring off two would-be robbers in an Ypsilanti park.

Police tell that the 26-year-old went to the park Saturday night to sell a video game system he had listed for sale, and one of the two robbers showed a gun in his waistband and demanded the electronics.

The man told police he quickly decided to pretend he was an undercover officer, which scared them away. The man called police to report the attempted robbery. Officers checked the park but couldn't find the suspects.

Published: Tue, Jul 27, 2010