Cops Seek Foiled Robber in Lakers Uniform
LA man tries to rob security guard wearing team's uniform
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 28, 2010 5:20 PM CDT
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant presents President Obama with a personalized team jersey in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, during a ceremony for the 2009 NBA champs.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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(Newser) – A would-be mugger who attempted to rob a security guard shouldn't be that hard to find, police tell the LA Times: He was wearing a Lakers uniform. The man asked for directions, then pulled an assault pistol and ordered the guard to the ground. He demanded and got the guard's wallet, but when he checked to see whether it had money in it, the guard struck back, LAist reports, grabbing the gun and smacking the assailant in the head with a heavy flashlight.

"We'll try to identify the suspect by prints off the gun and DNA from his blood," an LAPD spokesman said. "In the meantime, maybe someone remembers seeing a guy in a bloody Lakers uniform with a gash on his head."