Friday, March 11, 2011

Must Be A Little Senile...!

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

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!


edifice rex said...

Dang! It does seem sometimes that people are just getting crazier.
Ha! just another reason to avoid Wal-Mart. ;) That place is a nuthouse!

Mechanic in Illinois said...

The combination of working for the Evil Empire Walmart and a brain fart pushed him over the edge. I'm sure he was crossing over for a long time. Thanks for the story and have a great Friday.

HermitJim said...

Hey Anne...
Almost feel sorry for the old guy! Things just got to be too much for him.

Might be staying away from Wal-Mart for a while myself!

Thanks for coming by today!

Hey Mechanic...
He was probably a nice guy until he went over the edge! Guess we'll never know!

Thanks for the visit today!

Bob from Athens said...

Right stay away from Wally World, if only we could. Everybody Bi****s about them but anyone want to guess what the price of groceries in a small town like Athens would be with out them? Maybe if they doubled my SS, I could stay away.

HermitJim said...

Hey Bob...
I know what you mean about the food prices!

Even here in Houston, I'm feeling the crunch! Having to be extremely careful and watch prices a lot more carefully than I used to!

Hey, thanks for coming by today!

Sissy said...

I still think they are putting something in our water. Poor fellow, had a moment's lapse and now looking at two meals and a concrete ledge for his bed. Oh no!
Desperation sometimes calls for desperate measures. Ha Ha.