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    Florida Man Gets Shot Using Fake Gun to Rob Corner Store

    Florida Man Gets Shot Using Fake Gun to Rob Corner Store

    He never learns

    When will Florida Man ever learn? Apparently, never.

    In Pensacola, Florida, suspect, Jarell Blackmon used a fake pistol to rob a food mart. He cleaned out the cash register and made off with ten cartons of cigarettes before the cashier used a real gun to shoot him.

    The Pensacola News Journal reported:

    A Pensacola man robbed a Beacon food mart store early this morning using a fake pistol.

    According to a press release from the Pensacola Police Department, the suspect, Jarell Blackmon, 24, entered the store at 1101 W. Cervantes Street at 2:25 a.m., wearing camouflage, at hat and a bandana over his face. The clerk said he told the suspect to remove the bandana, but he refused. Blackmon then came behind the counter and pulled out a pistol which the cashier assumed to be real.

    The robber managed to take cash from the drawer and 10 cartons of cigarettes before he fled the business. Before Blackmon escaped, the cashier, Abed Alsaq, 20, of Pensacola shot him.

    Blackmon was later seen in the area of E and Gadsden Streets by officer Matthew Mercado, and appeared to be bleeding from the neck. He fled from Mercado despite being ordered to stop.

    Officers then set up a perimeter and Officer Patrick Kelly and his K-9 tracked the area for Blackmon, and found him hiding in the 600 block of North E Street. He was taken to the a hospital for treatment of his gunshot wound, which entered and exited through his neck.

    Blackmon was charged with armed robbery, grand theft, public order crimes, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and resisting without violence. The report states Blackmon told the police the firearm he used was fake.

    No charges were filed against the real-gun wielding cashier.

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    Think someone watched “Raising Arizona” too many times.

    Bluffing works in poker. Not so much in violent criminal activity.

    forksdad | February 8, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    You mean “Unarmed Youth Shot by White Shopkeeper”. Proper quotes would be, “He was turning his life around”, “He was an aspiring rapper”, and “he was thinking about going back to school”. Do not forget, “He gave so much to the community” and there is no Jr. High picture of him.

    Why can’t you be like a real journalist?

    stevewhitemd | February 8, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    Through and through in the neck. Tough bugger, give him that. And then give him 15 years in the gray-bar hotel…

    Skookum | February 8, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    How can the perp be charged witb illegal possession of a firearm? A fake pistol is not a firearm.

      Char Char Binks in reply to Skookum. | February 8, 2016 at 7:47 pm

      “The report states Blackmon told the police the firearm he used was fake.” We have an armed robbers word that the gun wasn’t real. What could be more reliable than that?

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