Omaha, Nebraska–Denizens, feast your eyes on one bad-ass extortionist. Scary lookin’, isn’t he? Not exactly the face that pops into my mind when I think shakedown, extortion, or protection. When I look at Robert Peck, I think, ‘Opie: The Teenage Years.’ If you don’t agree to pay him for his ‘protection,’ he’ll aim his pretend gun at you!
Opie Robert, 19, and three of his thugs entered the China Garden restaurant and said, ‘We can provide better protection than the cops do.’ For their services, the crew was asking for $75 a week. Employee Will Wang said, ‘No.’ I wonder if he was able to say it with a straight face? Opie Robert and his crew left the eatery, only to return with the same proposal, three or four more times. Kahlil Amin, owner of Mediterranean Foods, Inc., said Opie Robert came into the store four times and demanded $75 per week. Amin pretty much told the kid to take a flying leap, and the two got into a scuffle. ‘I grab him from his shirt and just kind of wrestle with him and hit him.’ Amin punched the kid and wrestled his shirt off. That sent the little punk running…but he had these departing words, ‘I will get you.’ With that, he held his hand in the shape of a gun and pointed it at him. Detectives linked the shirt to the suspect.
Between March 31 and April 11, a total of 6 businesses were targeted by the wanna-be mobsters. Some of the businesses were vandalized, their windows smashed. Amin and Wang believe the stores were targeted because all six stores are ethnic. ‘They didn’t go to our American neighbors,’ Amin said. ‘They didn’t break their windows.’ Police arrested Robert Peck Jr. on suspicion of six misdemeanor counts of attempted extortion and one felony count of making terroristic threats. Opie, you crack me up! Extortion tactics in Omaha, that makes me LOFL. Dude…it’s friggin’ OMAHA!
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