Denver police said the man robbed three businesses within an hour in west Denver early Sunday afternoon.
Employees of Level 7 Games, one of the businesses police say the suspect tried to rob, refused to give him any money. They say he had stolen items from the store earlier this week.
"He asked us to open the drawer and give us all the money out of it," employee Chris Ward said. "I told him 'no, that's not something you do to small businesses - come in and rob a small business.'"
"He asked us again and I said 'no,' so he said 'alright I'm going to head out. Are we cool?' You came in and tried to rob us and you're going to be like 'Oh we cool?' So he left," Ward said. "I got in my truck and followed him."
When police recognized the vehicle a short time later, the suspect ran - before crashing into another car - and flipping into the front yard of a home near the intersection of Florida and Osceola.
The driver was arrested after trying to run from the scene. Denver Police say the driver of the other car was also arrested for having methamphetamine in his car.
The name of the suspect has not been released.
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