By DON AINES
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Ovidiu Scumpieru went to get a pack of gum Monday night and caught a thief.
The owner of Al's Pizza in Potomac Plaza and another man are being credited by the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office with capturing a knife-wielding juvenile who tried to hold up Lynn's Convenience Store.
"I just walked over to get a pack of gum and saw this guy with the red mask holding the customer. For a second, I thought it was a joke," Scumpieru said Tuesday.
"I got him from behind and got him around the neck with one hand and got his arm with the knife with the other," said the 27-year-old Hagerstown man. Another customer in the store then jumped the robber and they wrestled him to the floor.