Police: Would-be armed robber foiled by victim's fake confusion

SEATTLE -- A man foiled a gun-wielding would-be robber by faking confusion during the robbery attempt early Thursday in Capitol Hill, according to the Seattle Police Department.

According to police, the victim had just parked his car near 11th Avenue and East Harrison Street around 12:30 a.m. when a stranger knocked on his window and pointed a gun at him.

When the man demanded money and told the victim to roll down the window, the victim feigned confusion and acted like he didn't know what the would-be robber was talking about, according to police.

This obviously angered the man, who then tried to smash the car's window with the butt of his gun, according to police.

When that didn't work, the man yelled at the victim and walked off.

The victim called 911 and drove to the East Precinct to meet with officers.

Officers searched the area but were unable to find the would-be robber, who was described as a 6-foot-3-inch-tall black man with a round face and a small amount of facial hair wearing a brown hooded sweatshirt and baggy clothes.