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Would-be thief pulls knife on retired cop

Police block off an area to investigate an attempted robbery near West Hollywood on Thursday, May 10, 2012.

May 11, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A suspect picked the wrong person to rob when he pulled a knife on a man at a restaurant near Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Thursday night.

The would-be victim was a retired police officer, who responded by pulling out a handgun.

The suspect ran off and then barricaded himself inside a clothing store on Beverly Boulevard. He eventually surrendered to police. No one was hurt.