Man uses bug spray to knock off restaurant

Man uses bug spray to knock off restaurant

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Bug spray can be a life saver this time of year, but it can also be used as a weapon.

It happened Monday night when someone robbed Elmer's using insect repellent.

According to police, a tall, thin man wearing a blonde wig and a white beanie with a green sweatshirt and gloves walked into the restaurant on Mulholland Drive just before midnight.

The subject sprayed bug repellent in the employee's face, and left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Sgt. Aaron Dunbar of the Roseburg police says this was something they don't normally see. "This is an extremely unusual case. We've had robberies in the past, but the idea of using bug spray as a weapon is a first," he said.

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Police are urging people with any information to call the Roseburg Police Department's tip line at (541) 492-6794.