Two armed individuals entered a bar in Baltimore, Maryland with armed robbery on their mind.  What they got, however, was a room full of police officers attending a retirement party for one of their colleagues.

The International Business Times reports:

In an outlandish twist to an armed robbery, two masked men stormed into a pub in Baltimore, Maryland, on Tuesday, only to find it filled with police officers.

Joseph McInnis III, 21, and 22-year-old Tyree McCoy entered the take-out portion of Monaghan’s Pub in Woodlawn a little before 5:30 p.m, holding up an employee at gunpoint before running off with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to WBAL-TV.

However, what they did not know was a group of police officers was attending the retirement party of one of their colleagues in the same pub.

And it was not long before the off-duty officers ran out of the pub and apprehended the duo.

Baltimore County Police Officer Jennifer Peach said about the incident: “At that time, the person who had been behind the counter knew that there was a retirement party for a police officer happening, so they went into the other portion and alerted the officers to the fact that they had just been involved in an armed robbery.”

He added: “I’m sure that they weren’t planning on there being a large room filled with police officers,”

The owner of pub, Jack Milani, told Baltimore Sun that it was odd the robbers would chose to rob a place that was located right across a police station.

“It’s kind of odd you would even attempt it,” he said. “Officers are always in here. There was a decent amount of them.”

The crooks were charged with armed robbery and possession of a handgun and were being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center, reported the New York Post.