A Baltimore man was arrested Wednesday after trying to rob an Annapolis hair salon and being laughed out of the place by a receptionist, Anne Arundel County Police said.
Ryan Michael Trembly, 29, of Curtis Bay, was arrested and charged with one count of attempted robbery and one count of theft less than $1,000.
Trembly allegedly entered the Bubbles Hair Salon on April 9 around 5 p.m. and announced his intentions to rob it. He had his arm under his shirt implying he was carrying a weapon, though he never showed or said he had one, authorities explained.
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"He was like, 'Give me all your money,' and I said, 'Not today!' Who tries to rob a salon? The bank's right [outside]!," the receptionist said.
Police say the receptionist at the salon laughed at Trembly, unable to believe his demands were serious. The suspect also tried to make small talk with her before eventually leaving the building.
A little while later, the receptionist found a police officer and told him about the incident, saying that she saw the suspect go into another business before being picked up in a white Nissan.
Police eventually identified Trembly and found him at his mother's house in Curtis Bay, where they promptly arrested him.