GLEN BURNIE, Md. - A robber got into a knife fight with his intended victim and tried to lie to the police about the altercation.
At 1:27 a.m. Saturday morning, Anne Arundel police arrived at the Glen Burnie Town Center on Crain Highway for a reported assault. The person who placed the emergency call claimed that two men and a woman were fighting in front of an ATM. According to that caller, a man and woman were seen leaving the scene in a black truck.
Once at the scene, officers found a man bleeding from his hand who claimed he was using the ATM when a male and female approached him and attempted to take his ATM card. After officers became suspicious of the facts of the man's story, they received a phone call from the Baltimore Washington Medical Center for a stabbing victim that was transported in a black truck driven by a female.
When officers spoke with the 57-year-old man at Baltimore Washington Medical Center, it was revealed that he was trying to use the ATM when another man approached him, began shouting and slashing with a knife. At this moment, the victim pulled his own knife in self defense, wounding the robber.
The description of the suspect matched that of the man found outside the ATM. That man, later identified as Timothy John Garrity of Glen Burnie, Md., was also transported to Baltimore Washington Medical Center and treated for his injuries. He was arrested and charged with attempted 2nd degree homicide, 1st and 2nd degree assault, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct.