Raymond Moore, 53, of Columbus has been charged with attempted robbery.
Columbus police got a call around 7 p.m. Thursday evening.
Officers met a 35-year-old Columbus woman at 1627 South Lumpkin Road.
The woman pointed to Moore who was crossing the street and said she had given him a ride to a store. She told police before he got out of the car he put his hand in his right front pocket and said "This is a stick up."
The woman got out of the car and Moore fled.
There were no injuries.