by Nick Beres
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Detectives are looking for a man who targeted a large group of Halloween partygoers by confronting them in a masked bandit costume.
"It was really scary having a gun pointed at my face," said one of the victims.
Murfreesboro Police said the robber showed up as a masked bandit and carrying a shotgun. Others didn't think anything of it figuring he was simply in costume and the gun was a fake.
"We were all talking and conversing and having a good time," said another victim.
But then the masked bandit ordered everyone to empty their pockets. When the crowd didn't seem to take him seriously he fired the shotgun into the pavement, sending concrete shrapnel into the air.
"It blew up in my face and I grabbed my head. It was really loud and hurt," said another victim.
At that point, all 13 people at the scene handed over valuables and the masked suspect escaped on foot.
"In this case it was potentially a very deadly situation," said Kyle Evans with the Murfreesboro Police Department.
Evans said detectives recovered a shotgun shell from the scene and are working on several leads.
Email: email@example.comFacebook: Facebook.com/NC5NickBeresTwitter: Twitter.com/NC5_NickBeres