Beacon Journal staff report
A Norton man was arrested Thursday on robbery charges after he pulled a BB gun and tried to rob a Church’s Chicken restaurant in Akron.
William Lemmon, 18, is being held in the Summit County Jail on aggravated robbery charges.
Police say Lemmon went inside the restaurant at 1211 S. Main St. about 4:30 p.m., demanding money from the safe. Workers believed the BB gun was an actual pistol.
He pulled a weapon from his backpack, jumped over the counter and tried to open the safe, police said. When he failed, he ran out a rear door.
Police in the area found Lemmon in a wooded area near Stanton Street and Highbrook Avenue. They recovered the backpack and the BB gun.