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Clerk's ruse foils robbery

SAN DIEGO, July 12 (UPI) -- San Diego police said an attempted robber fled the crime scene when a convenience store clerk pretended she couldn't speak English.

Investigators said the suspect, who was not described in detail by police, walked into a 7-Eleven store in the Webster neighborhood about 4:30 p.m. Sunday and pointed a gun at the clerk, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Monday.

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Police said the clerk pretended she could not understand English and the intruder, frustrated, fled with no money in a late-model green Ford sedan.

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