Laurel man arrested after robbery of driver stuck in snow -- Gazette.Net


A driver whose car was stuck in the snow in Oxon Hill became the target of an opportunistic Laurel robber who allegedly feigned aid before demanding the man’s property, police said.

Prince George’s County police arrested Michael Dennis Jr., 21, of the 8700 block of Contee Road in Laurel after responding to a reported carjacking in Oxon Hill at about 8:45 p.m. on Feb. 13, said Lt. William Alexander, a county police spokesman.

Dennis allegedly approached a man whose vehicle was stuck in the snow as if he was going to offer help, Alexander said. Dennis then allegedly climbed into the backseat and demanded the driver’s belongings, but not his vehicle, Alexander said. Dennis didn’t have a weapon, but had taken the driver’s wallet and cell phone when he was apprehended by police after a short foot chase, Alexander said.

Online Maryland court records don’t list an attorney for Dennis. He is being charged with robbery and assault in the second degree, according to court records.