Oct 17, 2012 4:57 AM
Lexington police arrested a suspect in a nearby neighborhood after a gas station robbery early Wednesday morning.
Police say a man walked into the Speedway on New Circle Road around 2 a.m., pulled a four inch knife and demanded money. The robber got away with some cash and cigarettes.
The suspect ran toward the Harrogate neighborhood. About 90 minutes later, a woman heard her dogs barking and spotted a man in her back yard. The woman says the man tried to talk to her, but she kept telling him to go away. Police found a bandanna and a carton of cigarettes, minus one pack, in the yard.
A short time later, a neighbor says the man walked up and asked him to call a taxi.
"Once I called a taxicab for him, he told me that, 'Yeah, they're kind of looking for me cuz they think I robbed a gas station.' I was like whoa."
At that point, the neighbor canceled the cab and called police.
Officers caught Christopher Ross Disponette, 23, lying on the front porch of a home near Collier Court and made an arrest. He faces several charges, including robbery, leaving the scene of an accident and abandoning a vehicle on a public road.
Police found a car apparently abandoned by Disponette nearby. Investigators say it appears he wrecked the vehicle prior to the robbery.