by Eric Ginsburg

The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled by Eric Ginsburg

Stylish would-be robber leaves Taco Bell empty handed

A tall man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a leopard-print scarf over his face entered Taco Bell on High Point Road in Greensboro armed with a gun around 9 p.m. on Sept. 30. While an employee went to the safe in back, the suspect fled for an unknown reason. Maybe the smell of the food was too much for him, or maybe he just changed his mind? No arrests have been made.

Employee shot repeatedly at Greensboro Event Forum

At 4:30 a.m. on Sunday Greensboro police responded to a call at the Greensboro Event Forum on Farragut Street and found a victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was an employee who escorted the three suspects off the premises before being shot, and was later transported to the hospital with serious injuries. The suspects fled in an older model white Lincoln Town Car, and the investigation is ongoing.

Man charged in multiple incidents near Guilford College

Twenty six-year old Ryne Scott Nichols has been charged with attempted seconddegree rape, second-degree kidnapping, sexual battery, indecent liberties with a minor and four counts of indecent exposure. The charges are connected to several incidents around Guilford College’s campus between Aug. 22 and Sept. 26.

Police make arrest in murder case

Winston-Salem police found Victor David Ireland, 29 dead in a car from an apparent gunshot wound with an unharmed 9-year old in the back seat around 9:20 on Sept. 17. On Oct. 2, Arturo Keith Lamont Friend was arrested on Sherbrooke Drive and charged with Ireland’s murder. Friend will go to trial Oct. 21.