Alleged robber picks the wrong teen to mess with

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A teen in Lakeland stopped a man from robbing him at knifepoint after striking him with a tire iron Friday, The reports.

According to Polk County Sheriff’s Office, the 17-year-old was sitting in a car outside a Sunoco gas station waiting for his mother when a man came up to him on the driver’s side with a knife and said “give me some gas money.” The boy refused and got out of the car and went inside the store. When the teen and his mom walked out to their car a short time later the same man, later identified as Luther Dunn, 32, went up to the boy again, according to the police report.

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The teen grabbed a tire iron from the trunk of his car, hit Dunn with it and then “body slammed him onto the concrete,” The reports.

Dunn was arrested on charges of attempted armed robbery with a deadly weapon and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

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