Well this stinks. Someone walked into the Quick Stop (formerly Highs) in Sykesville this morning, yelled at the clerk, and then started hitting him with a baseball bat.
All for some lottery tickets.
The police found the poor clerk suffering from multiple blows to the body and head, and the Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department rushed him by ambulance to the Carroll Hospital Center with non-life threatening injuries.
The clerk, who’s only 21, was in the store by himself when the guy broke in with his bat. Someone else, described by the police only as “an alert citizen,” actually tackled the bat man, but wasn’t able to hold onto him.
State police issued a warrant for Darrell L. Webb Jr., 21, of the 1800 block of Amanda Lane in Sykesville for armed robbery, first degree assault, and theft. (The Carroll County Times has an article with a photo of Webb.)
Police say he escaped in a dark blue 2006 Chrysler Sebring with Maryland tags 8AK5106 and “an undetermined amount of Maryland Lottery scratch off tickets.”
Amazingly, Webb threatened the same clerk with the same bat a couple days ago, but failed to steal anything.
If you’ve got any information, please contact state police at 410-386-3000.