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Robber's crime cut short after victim rips gun out of hand, Louisville police say

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Janee Powell (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Janee Powell (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say a robber's crime was cut short when the victim ripped the gun right out of her hands.

According to an arrest report, it happened early Sunday, just before 5 a.m. 

Police say the victim met 22-year-old Janee Powell near the corner of 7th Street and Berry Boulevard, where she asked him for a ride to the 4700 block of Valla Road, near Poplar Level Road.

But when they arrived at their destination, police say Powell pulled a gun and said, "You're being robbed."

Her threat didn't last long though, according to the police report. Police say the victim grabbed Powell's wrist and wrenched the gun out of her hand.

The man then jumped out of the car and ran down Poplar Level Road, flagging down a bystander. That bystander first told him to put the gun down on the side of the road, then gave him a ride to Thornton's to call the police.

Police say they eventually found bullets matching the caliber of the gun next to Powell's purse, wrapped in a police citation bearing Powell's name. 

Powell was arrested and charged with first degree robbery.

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