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Homeless Man Charged After Attempted Robbery of Pizza Delivery Man

by on October 13, 2014 10:45 AM

A homeless man is locked up in the county jail after he allegedly tried to rob a Papa John's pizza delivery man.

Police say Scott Flanagan, 35, is facing multiple charges including attempted robbery and terroristic threats.

The incident happened Sunday just after noon.

According to police Flannagan accosted the delivery man in downtown State College in the area of West Beaver Avenue and Miller Alley. 

The victim told investigators that his assailant displayed what looked like a knife, threatened to kill him, and demanded the pizzas he was carrying.

Two couples walking nearby yelled that the man had a knife. The victim and the two couples took off running. Investigators say Flannagan ran past his victim and kept going.

The delivery man helped officers search for the suspect who was located and placed under arrest. It's unclear whether the suspect actually did have a knife.

The two couples that witnessed the robbery have not been identified.

Anyone with information about the robbery should call the State College Police Department at (814) 234-7150.

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Steve Bauer was the Managing Editor of Steve and his wife Trina are longtime area residents. They reside in State College along with a wacky Golden Retriever named Izzy.
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