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Stupid Case File for July 2, 2007
Special thanks to SCF reader Eagle28021 for the story!

Courtesy of The Palestine Herald

PALESTINE, TX
Palestine police say an armed robber made away with $1 during a late night holdup Monday outside a local fast food restaurant.

Palestine Assistant Police Chief Larry Mars said his agency was dispatched at 11:28 p.m. Monday to a robbery occurring outside the Sonic Drive-In at 220 W. Palestine Ave.

No one was injured during the offense, and the suspect got a single dollar from his victim, a 24-year-old Palestine man, according to police.

“The victim had closed up the Sonic Drive-In and walked out to his pickup to leave for the evening,” Mars said. “He entered his vehicle...and the door was still open when he heard a male voice. He turned back and saw a large, black semi-automatic handgun pointed at his face.

“He (the victim) was commanded, ‘Give me the bag, give me the money’ repeatedly,” the assistant chief continued. “The victim told him he didn’t have anything. The robbery suspect then demanded the victim’s wallet and the victim pulled it out.”

Mars said the man’s wallet contained $1.

“The offender took the dollar and then began demanding his cell phone and other property,” he stated.

Mars said he believed the suspect, however, eventually fled on foot in a westbound direction on West Palestine Avenue with only $1.

The suspect has been described as a black male of medium complexion between 5-feet-9 inches and 6-feet and weighing approximately 160 pounds, according to Mars. He was wearing “a big, baggy, black shirt” and oversized baggy shorts — also a dark color — which were possibly denim, he added.

The suspect also was wearing a “doo” rag on his head, according to police.

Police have no suspects in the case, and the investigation continues, according to Mars.

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