PASADENA, TX - Police are looking for a 6 or 7-year-old boy boy who reportedly used a knife to try and rob an 11-year-old boy in Harrison Park.
The older boy was in the park buying ice cream at an ice cream truck when the younger boy allegedly approached him while armed with a knife.
“The kid came up to him and said, ‘Buy me an ice cream or I’ll kill you right now. I’ll stab you right now.’ He actually opened up the knife and pointed it at his stomach,” said the victim’s older brother.
The victim decided to drop his ice cream and run home instead. The ice cream truck driver followed him home to make sure he got there safely while the pint-sized robber escaped on a bicycle.…Continue Reading
Chicago, IL - Police were able to track down a man who robbed a Radio Shack store using the global positioning equipment that was stolen in the robbery.
According to police, Raymond Jefferson, 20, entered a south Chicago Radio Shack Friday night, threatened the people inside with a handgun, bound them with plastic ties, took their cell phones, and then fled with $17,000 in electronic merchandise from the store.
Unfortunately for Jefferson, among the stolen items was one or more with global positioning that reportedly led officers to him. Police arrested Jefferson approximately two hours after the robbery.
It is clear that the quick apprehension using the GPS technology saved both time and effort. Not so long ago, Jefferson would have been forced to take a photograph of himself alongside the merchandise using a stolen camera, upload it to the internet using a stolen laptop, and then contact police using a stolen phone to direct them to the evidence of his crime.
Technology rewards us in so many ways.
Jefferson has been charged with armed robbery and aggravated kidnapping.…Continue Reading
BATON ROUGE, LA – A teenager robbed an 89-year-old man on Sunday, and was rewarded with the elderly man’s wallet, a bullet to the leg and a trip to jail.
According to police, the victim was washing his car Sunday evening when he was approached by 18-year-old Riki Ingram. The teen demanded money and grabbed for the older man’s wallet.
The man wasn’t gonna let his wallet go that easily and began fighting with Ingram. In response, Ingram pulled out a handgun and fired it into the air. When he put the gun back in his pocket, he accidentally fired it again and shot himself in the leg.
That’s when police say 17-year-old Terrione Booker pulled up in a vehicle and picked up the wounded teen. Police would pull them over later and charge them both with attempted first-degree murder and armed robbery.
Billerica, MA – Picking up where we left off yesterday, I got a couple more teacher stories to post, starting with the middle school teacher who was arrested and charged with armed robbery.
According to the police report, 27-year-old Jennifer Horton, a 6th grade English and Social Studies teacher at Marshall Middle School, was sitting in a parked car with her boyfriend, Andrew Pasquale, and a 54-year-old man who was in the backseat.
At some point Horton and Pasquale, who is an acquaintance of the victim, pointed a gun at the victim sitting in the backseat while demanding cash and his prescription medications. The victim told police that after the couple took $103, OxyContin pills and a Social Security card, he was sprayed with pepper spray before he was able to get out of the car.
Police have arrested Horton and Pasquale, charging them both with armed robbery. Bill Ryan, the superintendent of schools, said Horton is now on paid administrative leave and not allowed on school property.…Continue Reading
Police in Missouri have arrested a teenager after they say he tried to rob a man of his recently purchased copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
Police say a 27-year-old man had just returned home from picking up his reserved copy of Call of Duty when an SUV pulled up behind him in the parking lot and a man got out with a gun.
The victim told police that the armed man demanded he hand over his new video game, warning him that he had “racked a round.” The victim decided the man could have his copy of Call of Duty when he pried it from his cold, dead, Dorito smelling fingers and refused to hand it over.
A struggle for the gun ensued in which one shot was fired. Luckily no one was hurt and the robber left the scene while the victim called police with a description of his attacker and the vehicle he drove off in.…Continue Reading
According to the Glynn County Police Department, late Saturday a 39-year-old man drove a 16-year-old girl to an apartment complex to get her hair done. Jalescia Hawkins, 19, was the stylist. The man’s identity was not released.
When the man returned to give the 16-year-old girl a ride back home, the girl reportedly asked for $20 to pay for the hair appointment. The man refused. According to police, in response, Hawkins’ boyfriend, Marquise Timms (pictured), 19, pulled the man’s 7-year-old son out of the rear seat of the car and held a gun to the boy’s head while again asking for the $20.
Meh. We’ve all had a hair appointment like that.
The victim gave Timms the $20 which prompted Timms to then throw the child to the pavement, causing minor injuries.
A mother who lived in the apartment complex ran outside to see what was going on. While outside, Timms, Hawkins and the 16-year-old ran into her apartment.…Continue Reading
Summerville, SC — Arthur Lee Thompson, 38, was pulled over after police were alerted about his green Jeep after a robbery attempt at a local WalMart last Friday. Police say Thompson tried to steal a computer and, when confronted, punched a store employee.
At the traffic stop, the dash-cam shows Thompson first challenging the officer with moves reminiscent of Muhammad Ali. After scuffling off camera, Thompson makes a successful grab for the police cruiser – whose lights are already activated – and begins a high speed run through town.
According to the incident report, the off-camera hijinx included the officer using his taser on Thompson twice – first when Thompson started fighting him, and again as he first got into the police cruiser. Thompson reportedly pulled out the taser barbs and continued fighting.
The dash-cam shows the police car joyride. Thompson reached speeds in excess of 100 mph at a distance of over 3 miles. He did pretty well. …right up until the point he hit the landscaping truck.
Thompson then reportedly tried to escape by shattering the window to get out of the wrecked police car, but was arrested.…Continue Reading
Mars Hill, NC — Wesley Shelton, 26, was taken into custody earlier this week after police say he rammed a stolen car through the front door of a convenience store and made off with a bunch of bath salts.
Armed with what police believe was a 12-gauge shotgun, Wesley stole a car from a residence near the M&J Food Store Wednesday afternoon, made a beeline for the store and rammed his way in. Once inside, he apparently grabbed an undisclosed amount of instant crazy and fled the store, driving the stolen vehicle back to the home from which it was stolen. Police say Wesley then broke into the home and locked himself in a closet.
The North Carolina State Patrol blocked access to residence where the crazy man was holed up and a negotiation team arrived on scene shortly thereafter.
I’m guessing Wesley wasn’t in a negotiating mood…he had to be removed from the home with the help of a tactical team and some well placed rubber bullets. And though he was able to fire off a round from his gun during the arrest, no one was injured.…Continue Reading
HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Police have a 12-year-old girl in juvenile detention after they say she tried to rob a store with a gun she stole from a neighbor.
The girl walked into the Country Lake Market Friday night wearing a bandanna over her face demanded money from employees while brandishing a loaded, 9mm handgun. Even with the disguise, a female employee recognized the girl and was able to wrestle the gun away from her and hold her there until police arrived.
The girl will be charged with attempted armed robbery, a serious felony, and felony firearm. She may also face charges for stealing the weapon from a neighbor whose kids she babysat. She will not be charged as an adult and is currently being held at the Oakland County Children’s Village.
On Tuesday, 45-year-old Joseph Anthony Borras entered the jewelry store of 66-year-year-old Eddie Snow and began smashing display cases with a crowbar. After retrieving three Fendi watches, he started to leave the store. But Snow had other plans for Borras and they didn’t include him making off with the stolen merchandise.
While a female employee tripped a silent alarm, Snow pulled out a gun. He opted not to shoot Borras with it, but rather used it to beat the living daylights out him. “He could have hurt my employee or he could have hurt me, so there really wasn’t a choice. We beat the crap out of him,” Snow told NBC Miami.
They also held Borras there until cops arrived. Borras was taken to the hospital for his injuries (click on the mugshot above to get a bigger picture of the damage he was dealt) and charged with armed robbery.…Continue Reading
ST. CLOUD, Fla – On Wednesday morning, police say a man walked into a Cumberland Farms store wearing a black and red hooded sweatshirt. He demanded all the money from the register while implying he had a weapon. After getting the loot, he ran out and jumped into a waiting getaway car.
The clerk called 911 and it didn’t take long before police caught up with the car and identified the suspected armed robber as 20-year-old Angelo Palmieri. The getaway driver was his mother, 47-year-old Cindy Willison. Palmieri tried to run while handcuffed, but didn’t get too far.
While in custody, Palmieri admitted to robbing the store. Some are willing to give the mother the benefit of the doubt, stating she may not have known what her son did in the store, or could have even been forced to be an accomplice. Regardless, both mother and son were taken to the Osceola County Jail.
As the surveillance footage shows, a man enters the Lil Cricket on March 4 and attempts to put on a mask while holding a 9mm handgun. After several attempts, he finally succeeds in getting the mask on without blowing his brains out.
The robber then demanded the clerk to hand over the money in the cash register, but she informed him that she wasn’t able to open it. Undeterred, the robber came around the counter, was also unable to open it.
He left without taking anything.
ALGONA, Iowa — You all may not remember Michael Swanson. We reported on the 17-year-old last November after he went on a crime spree that left two female convenience store clerks dead. He’s back in the news today because like his last court appearance, Swanson finds all of this quite humorous.
Swanson was again seen laughing and smirking as he walked into the Kossuth County Courthouse yesterday. The teen was in court as the prosecution and the defense argued on whether or not Swanson should be tried one time for both murders, or tried separately for each.
Swanson’s attorney plans to use an insanity defense in both cases, which may also explain the idiot’s antics in court.
“It is absolutely better for us to try this once instead of twice. It is an all or nothing defense and to do that once is better than having to do it twice,” said Charles Kenville.
But prosecutor Todd Holmes told Kenville and Swanson to go suck on a big bag of dicks.…Continue Reading
Statesville, NC -- An 83-year-old man has been arrested and charged with armed robbery after police say he robbed the Walmart store he worked at.
Police say that shortly before 7 p.m on Sunday, George Plane Jr., 83, was working his job as a Walmart greeter when he exited the store and went to his car. Their he retrieved a handgun and donned a mask before re-entering the store through the garden department (the only way to enter or exit a Walmart if you ask me.)
Once back inside, he put the gun up to a fellow employee’s head and demanded cash from the register. Before leaving with the cash, he allegedly fired a shot into the air. Witnesses followed Plane after he left in his vehicle and directed police to his location. After a brief standoff, Plane surrendered without incident.
Plane, who looks pretty damn good for his age, was subsequently charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and discharging a firearm inside the city limits.…Continue Reading
LILBURN, Ga. — My mom got me out of high school early for a couple occasions, usually for random drug tests or my scheduled sessions with a court appointed psychiatrists, but unlike 17-year-old Benny Brice’s mom she never got me out to do something cool like rob a bank. Bitch.
I kid, of course. Although it would’ve been better than pouring someone else’s piss in a cup. Police say Tawander Simmons, 35, got her son and two of his classmates out of Stephenson High School on Friday morning and then drove to a Wells Fargo Bank. Surveillance video captures Simmons and two of the teens entering the bank armed with at least one handgun, the fourth teen waiting in the car. “I saw what appeared to be a weapon being drawn and two suspects ducking, pulling hoodies up and masks on,” witness Ivy Cromer told Channel 2’s Manuel Bojorquez.
After leaving the bank the trio ran to their getaway car with an undisclosed amount of cash, but unfortunately for them, a Good Samaritan was on the case and not only called 911, but even followed the group’s getaway car until the police arrived.…Continue Reading
Richland County, SC – Two juvenile males, ages 14 and 15, have been taken into custody and charged with first-degree burglary, criminal sexual assault, kidnapping, and armed robbery after they allegedly tag-teamed an 80-year-old woman Tuesday night. According to authorities, the boys, one of them armed with a shotgun, forced their way into the woman’s home in the Trenholm Acres Subdivision late Tuesday night and demanded cash. The woman cooperated with the punk ass thugs, giving them everything they asked for. Unsatisfied, the boys stuck around for awhile and proceeded to vandalize the inside of the woman’s home while pocketing her jewelry, money and electronics. Police say it didn’t end there…they also sexually assaulted the woman before fleeing on foot. Sheriff Leon Lott says, “The acts committed in this incident were both vicious and were carried out with malicious intent.” The woman was able to provide police with a detailed description of the boys, and neighbors recalled seeing the teens walking through the neighborhood the night before, peering in windows.…Continue Reading
St. Petersburg, FL – Police say two suspects, both armed with guns and a knife, forced their way into a woman’s home as she was arriving home from work late Monday evening. Once inside the residence, the robbers reportedly bound the woman’s 15-year-old son with duct tape before ransacking the home in an apparent search for drugs and/or money. At some point during their two hour stay, the home invaders allegedly forced the woman to melt butter and pour it over her chest. *blinks* Fortunately, the butter had cooled somewhat before coming into contact with her skin. Police don’t believe the melted butter thing was meant to be any sort of sexual threat, but was meant to be intimidating. Silly me, I thought that’s what the guns and knives were for! Before making their escape, the alleged butter bandits bound the woman in duct tape and made off with an AK-47, a Glock 36 and a couple of iPods. Police say another family was taken hostage in the area less than 24 hours earlier.…Continue Reading
Las Vegas, NV – An 11-year-old boy who already has one felony charge, now has a couple more after him and a 12-year-old accomplice used a BB gun to rob a couple of Las Vegas businesses. Police say you can see surveillance video of the boy, whose head barely peaks over the top of the counter, brandishing the toy gun at a donut shop employee while demanding cash. The clerk is still shaken up about the incident thinking the gun was real and that her life was in danger. The very next day, the two boys pulled the same stunt at a Subway across the street, but this time the 11-year-old held the gun to an employee’s head. The younger boy’s prior felony charge helped police in identifying the two kids and both were arrested, charged with two counts of robbery with a deadly weapon along with conspiracy charges. The younger boy will also be charged with two counts of burglary with a deadly weapon. They are in a juvenile detention facility and will not be charged as adults.…Continue Reading
Cobb County, GA – World War II veteran Paul “Pops” Smallwood is recovering in Kennestone Hospital’s intensive care unit after receiving a brutal beating by a couple of neighborhood punks armed with a rock. According to police, Smallwood was returning home from a doctor’s appointment on Friday when the 11-year-old approached him in the parking lot of his apartment complex and offered to hook him up with someone who could fix his car. Smallwood declined and continued on to his apartment, the boy right on his heels. The kid followed Smallwood into his apartment and demanded a soft drink. As Smallwood was escorting the kid out of his home, the 15-year-old showed up and attacked him with a large rock. Neighbor Larry Damiano was on the phone with Smallwood when kid attacked. “I heard the kids rummaging through his medications and then the wallet and what not, and that’s when I headed down.” When he got to Smallwood’s apartment, he found the elderly man laying in a pool of blood.…Continue Reading
Charlotte, NC – Just after 11 o’clock last night, three Pizza Hut employees were in the back of the store cleaning up and getting ready to close when three men came in through the front door demanding cash, at least two of them were armed with guns. As they led two of the employees to the back of the store and into the walk-in cooler, one of the armed robbers began viciously beating one of the employees. That’s when these thugs found out that the store’s dishwasher had a handgun of his own and like Charles Bronson, used it to shoot and kill two of the robbers. Police say the third man ran out of the store and left evidence behind that leads them to believe he had been shot as well. Police have not released the identities of the two dead men and there is no word if the employee who fired the shots, rumored to be ex-law enforcement, will face charges — although I’m guessing he will probably be fired. The employee who was beaten suffered significant injuries and was taken to the hospital where he is expected to be ok.…Continue Reading