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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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Not even going to make “Honorable Mention” in this year’s Darwin Awards.

legacyrepublican | February 8, 2016 at 1:48 pm

Soon to be pop gun anti-cultural icon and victim on Netflix.

Was he black? If so, expect the SJW and BLM to start protesting this “unprovoked” shooting of an “unarmed boy” who was just starting to get his life together.

    The cashier sounds Middle-Eastern (Abed Alsaq), so expect the right-wing racists and Trumpians to immediately condemn this violent terrorist and call for his expulsion from the country.
    /devil’s advocate

      Chem_Geek in reply to Amy in FL. | February 8, 2016 at 3:19 pm

      Heh heh heh. Indeed. It’s rather like Captain Kirk talking to a computer.

      forksdad in reply to Amy in FL. | February 8, 2016 at 5:10 pm

      I like that, “right wing racists”. Very fair and truthful. The party that ended slavery, segregation, discrimination, ‘racist’.

      The left those folks that created the KKK and reelected a Grand Dragon for half a century to the Senate, sent mobs to stop peaceful marchers and fought tooth and nail to stop the end of Jim Crow are the left.

      So unless you are taking a cheap shot at Trump and his supporters your snide comment makes no sense.

      You wouldn’t be so low as to try to score smug elitist points off of decent Americans would you just because you dislike Trump.

      I’ll go with the charitable interpretation that you are just confused as to who are the historical ‘racists’ in this country.

      rokiloki in reply to Amy in FL. | February 8, 2016 at 10:05 pm

      I don’t think rightwingers have a problem with middle easterners. At least I don’t, and no one I know does. The problem is ideology – specifically the Islamic ideology.

      The man has every right to defend himself. I know you were probably being facetious, but I thought I’d put that out.

    Gremlin1974 in reply to rokiloki. | February 8, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Yes, he was black, and one would presume he still is black. There is a picture of him in the upper left corner.

    I will say this that neck wound was in about the only place it could have happened and not been really life threatening. 1 or 2 cm deeper and if would have been the Jugular vein and Carotid artery.

Man I hope that security footage eventually comes out for this one.

Think someone watched “Raising Arizona” too many times.

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

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?

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

    Adrenalin rush will do it every time.

    I recommend these clerk’s employers spring for shooting lessons, specifically to increase accuracy and increased rate of fire.

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?