Two would-be robbers reversed course when their intended victim pulled out his own gun, Akron police said.
The man, 23, told police he had just parked his car in a lot in the 800 block of West Market Street about 11:30 p.m. Saturday when two men in a nearby car donned masks and approached him.
One of the would-be robbers opened the passenger-side door and pointed a gun at the man, police said. The victim, who has a concealed-carry permit, pulled out his own pistol, and both would-be robbers ran back to their car and drove away, police said.
Police said they are following up on leads to identify the suspects. Anyone with information is asked to call 330-375-2490.