Baton Rouge police: Employees recognize masked gunman, call him by name, flustered robber flees _lowres

Terry Joshua Davidson, 25

A man accused in a botched armed robbery at a Baton Rouge sno-ball stand was arrested Sunday, a month after he pointed a loaded gun at employees but became flustered and ran away after they recognized him, a police report says.

Terry Joshua Davidson, 25, faces a count of attempted armed robbery in the March 6 incident at the Rainbow Delites shop at 10770 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road, according to a Baton Rouge police report.

Davidson, the boyfriend of an ex-employee of Rainbow Delites, walked into the shop at 7:55 p.m. wearing a mask, pointed a loaded .38 caliber revolver at workers and said, “Put all the money in a bag,” the report says.

A worker replied, “Josh! You didn’t think I would recognize you,” according to the report.

Davidson became visibly startled by the comment, the report says, and the employee’s boyfriend was able to push against Davidson’s throat and jerk the gun from his hand.

While one of the victims was handing the gun to a security officer at Reeve’s Supermarket, which is near the sno-ball stand, Davidson and an unknown person left the scene in a vehicle, the report says.

Five of the victims present were shown a six-person lineup and two of them identified Davidson as the man who tried to rob Rainbow Delites, according to the report.

Davidson, of 12025 Cline Drive, Baker, remains booked in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail as of Tuesday afternoon, according to jail records.