WALLA WALLA -- Two College Place men probably thought it would be easy pickings robbing a lingerie shop Saturday.
But their frilly escapade backfired when two people in the Taboo Lingerie store in Walla Walla fled as soon as one of the robbers pulled a gun. They ran across the street to call 911, police said.
Witnesses not only dodged the pistol, but they also were able to provide police with a description of the men, their 2008 black Cadillac CTS and the direction the robbers fled after taking some cash.
Police quickly found the car and arrested the suspects without incident near the intersection of Isaacs Avenue and Division Street in Walla Walla.
Cash and a gun were found in the vehicle, police said. Arrested were Fredrick Joseph Mitzel, 28, and Antonio Birrueta, 26, both of 442 S.W. Eighth St., in College Place.
They were booked into the Walla Walla County jail on investigation of first-degree robbery and assault and third-degree theft.