Florida Man Attempts To Rob A Grocery Store With A Stapler
Meanwhile, in Miami-Dade County...
A South Florida Man who was previously arrested in a child abuse incident has been arrested once again, this time for a poorly planned attempt at a robbery.
Police say last Saturday, 31-year-old Patrick Abbott faced a judge on some armed robbery charges.
Last week, Patrick Abbott walked into a Publix grocery store and handed one of the employees a note he had written on a receipt, demanding money and saying he had a gun.
According to the police report, the note read "read carefully. I have a gun with me and put the money in the bag."
After the victim read the note, police said she went to "help a co-worker" and called for help using the guise of being busy getting the money together.
Patrick Abbott left the supermarket empty-handed and was later arrested when officers caught up to him not far away where he was throwing the note in the garbage at the 100 block of Northeast 50th Street.
Police said he was identified by the victim at the store and taken into custody. The gun that Abbott claimed to have in his pocket? It was a black stapler, police said.
The Publix in the robbery was located at 4870 Biscayne Boulevard in Miami.
Abbott was recently out on a felony bond for another incident last month, where an off-duty officer spotted Abbott in a Walmart parking lot. He was witnessed repeatedly dropping a 4-month-old baby onto the pavement.
In that incident, Abbott was charged with child abuse.
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