Skip to comments.Police: Robbery suspect accidentally shot himself
Posted on 06/16/2009 9:33:55 AM PDT by DeFault User
ROCK HILL Two Rock Hill teens were charged Monday in an early-morning robbery after one of them accidentally shot himself, deputies say.
Around 4:45 a.m., a man approached a bread delivery driver behind Harris Teeter on Celanese Road and asked for directions to Taylor Oaks, according to a York County Sheriff's Office report. Then, another man came from behind a dumpster, holding a knife and asking for money.
The man who asked for directions put a bandanna over his face and pulled out what looked like a sawed-off shotgun, said Lt. Tim Hager of the York County Sheriff's Office.
The delivery driver told deputies that he started backing away from the two men and said he didn't have any money. The driver threw his wallet at the men and backed into the store to call police, the report states.
They took about $300 and took off running, Hager said.
While deputies were at the grocery store investigating the armed robbery, police received a call that someone had been shot.
The caller, Lewis Huffstetler, 18, told police that he and his friend, Jamar Herman Weldon, 18, were robbed behind the Harris Teeter by a bread delivery driver and that Weldon had been shot.
But Hager said it appears Weldon accidentally shot himself in the knee area.
Huffstetler and Weldon were each charged with armed robbery and possession of a weapon during commission of violent crime, Hager said.
Deputies say Huffstetler left some money in a patrol car while he was being transported.
Just another day in Rock Hill.
Dumb Criminal PING!!!
"Please, sir, may I have some money?"
Nahhh, he was just asking for bread and had the knife ready to butter it. -or- spread the peanut butter -or- something else. Their attorney will decide the best approach. “What looked like a sawed-off shotgun, your Honor, was just a big salami my client was carrying.”
Send FReepmail to join or leave this list.
"I was just funnin' with him!"
Yeh...then the salami went off. Well, I wouldn't vote to convict...
Poor criminal gave himself a bad case of “kneesels”, but he could have given himself a case of “smallcox”.
On the other hand, he probably wishes he had given himself just a case of “toelio”.
Around 4:45 a.m., a man approached a bread delivery driver,how much money did thet think the guy had?LOL
You can’t make this stuff up!!!! LOL
Definitely 2 more examples that need to be removed from the gene pool.
This has to go on the Dumbest Criminals show. People do the stupidest things!
I never branish a weapon when asking directions. Except that one time.
Always remember to put your bandanna on after you ask for directions. It’s supposed to confuse bread truck drivers, don’t you know.
Then you use the weapon as a visual aid or pointer.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.