A Rogers Heights man is behind bars after he tried, unwittingly, to rob two off-duty Washington, D.C. police officers in Edmonston earlier this week.
According to a press release from Edmonston Chief of Police Stephen Walker, at around 10:50 a.m. on Jan. 24, 51-year-old Sandy Stancil approached the off-duty officers at the Sunoco gas station on 4836 Kenilworth Avenue and demanded money.
Police say Stancil had a knife and a can of tear gas. Seeing Stancil's ante, the two officers decided to raise, drawing their guns and ordering the suspect to the ground. Stancil tried to run, but was caught immediately by the two officers.
Edmonston police were then called to the scene and Stancil was arrested.
Stancil, who lives at 5400 Emerson Street in the Rogers Heights neighborhood near Edmonston, is currently being held in the county jail on charges of attempted robbery.