Man tries to run over manager

•BUFORD - A gas thief attempted to run over the manager of a RaceTrac gas station Thursday at 2682 Buford Drive.

The manager apparently recognized the driver of a white Ford Crown Victoria as someone who drove off without paying for gas on a previous date. He confronted the driver and told the man he needed to pay for the stolen gas, according to a police report.

The driver allegedly replied he didn't have to pay, cursed at the manager and said "You don't know my situation." He then started his car and drove toward the manager, striking him in the left knee.

The manager did not require medical attention. The suspect is described as a black man, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and 120 pounds.

Man charged with robbery

•NORCROSS - A Tucker man was arrested Friday following a robbery attempt outside Papa John's at 5200 Jimmy Carter Blvd.

A man was walking home at 12:18 a.m. when a man later identified as 25-year-old Jose Charles Perez allegedly approached him with a knife and demanded his money.

The victim ran toward Papa John's and banged on the door, and an employee came outside to help, according to a police report. The employee helped the victim flag down a passing police officer and the suspect was subsequently caught behind the restaurant.

Perez was charged with attempted armed robbery and possession of a knife.

- From staff reports