I'm not sure what this guy was thinking, but you can bet that his weekend pass from the "home" will probably be canceled!
I can't help but wonder if this could be a side effect of Viagra, or another performance drug! Maybe the 4 hour time limit had expired and the guy was just feeling a little too frisky! Who knows?
More than likely, given the robber's age, he was only looking for some free room and board for his waning years. Hard to make it on just social security now days!
This story is straight from the pages of the Statesville Record & Landmark!
Elderly Walmart greeter charged with robbing fellow employee
Published: March 06, 2011
Published: March 06, 2011
STATESVILLE, NC - An 83-year-old Walmart greeter is charged with robbing another employee and firing a shot as he left the store Sunday night.
George Plane Jr., 83, who has addresses in Mooresville and New York, was arrested Sunday night after police said he stuck a gun to the head of a Walmart employee and took money from a cash register.
Statesville Police Chief Tom Anderson said Plane was working at Walmart Sunday night. He left the store, went outside to his car and got a gun, Anderson said. He then walked over to the garden entrance of Walmart, stuck a gun to the head of an employee and walked him to the cash register, Anderson said.
Plane took the money from the register and then walked back outside, where he fired a shot into the air, the chief said.
Two witnesses saw him get into a vehicle and followed him across the parking lot of the Crossroads Shopping Center, Anderson said.
The witnesses flagged down a N.C. Highway Patrol trooper who was responding to the call, and pointed out the vehicle. A trooper and Iredell County Sheriff’s Office deputy stopped the vehicle and took the driver, identified as Plane, into custody.
Anderson said the victim positively identified the man, who wore a disguise when he committed the robbery.
Anderson said because of the seriousness of the call, the on-duty supervisor, Capt. Tom Souther, requested any law enforcement officers in the area respond to assist. Three troopers, who were eating at nearby restaurant, as well as several ICSO deputies, answered the call for assistance, he said.
Plane will likely be charged with robbery and discharging a firearm inside the city limits.
I tell ya, every day it's getting crazier and crazier around the world! I'm almost afraid to go anywhere here in the big city!
Must be some major sunspots going on...or something! Beats the heck out of me...!
Coffee on the patio this morning! Should be nice and clear this morning!