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Deputies: Man robs store using soda can
cfnews13 ^ | June 22, 2013 | Saundra Weathers

Posted on 06/22/2013 5:17:49 AM PDT by Uncle Chip

LAKELAND -- The Polk County Sheriff’s office is on the hunt for a man who they say robbed a store using a soda can.

Kenny K. Lott Jr., 22, is wanted for the armed robbery, which happened Thursday at 12:45 p.m. at the Family Touch Super Stop Store on W. Memorial Boulevard in Lakeland.

Deputies said Lott battered the clerk with a soda can, took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene.

“He jumped on the counter and he hit (me) with the Pepsi can on my forehead and he took all the money and ran away,” said the clerk, who didn’t want to be identified.

She told us it could have been because she wouldn't sell him beer and cigarettes. “I just asked him, do you have I-D with you? That’s it.,” she said. “He told me, no I don’t have any I-D. So I told him, I don’t give you the beer because I need I-D. It’s the rules.”

The store handed over surveillance video to deputies of the incident. In it, you can see the shirtless suspect, paying for the soda, just before jumping over the counter and attacking the clerk.

“I shouted when he jumped on the counter. I shouted and I ran away in the store,” the clerk said.

Lott was already wanted for violation of probation on a charge of strong-armed robbery.

He is described as a black man who stands 5'7" and weighs 160 pounds. He is believed to be in a stolen black 2005 Chevrolet Impala with Florida tags I810TW.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: trayvonmartin; zimmerman
armed with a can of soda -- apparently a can of Pepsi works just as well as a can of Arizona Watermelon juice.

There goes the "unarmed" part of the narrative for Skittles the weekend before opening arguments.

1 posted on 06/22/2013 5:17:50 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Background checks before we can buy a can of soda?


2 posted on 06/22/2013 5:22:22 AM PDT by ryderann
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To: ryderann
Background checks before we can buy a can of soda?

Please don't give mayor Doomberg any ideas.

5.56mm

3 posted on 06/22/2013 5:23:54 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Uncle Chip


4 posted on 06/22/2013 5:26:48 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: Uncle Chip

We must do something confront this problem of unregistered assault coke cans.


5 posted on 06/22/2013 5:29:02 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: M Kehoe

Please don’t give mayor Doomberg any ideas.

So this is why Bloomie wants to ban soda


6 posted on 06/22/2013 5:29:02 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: ryderann
Background checks before we can buy a can of soda?

Let's not get all absurd and crazy over this one instance. Should suffice to just require background checks for Pepsi. If Coke and Sprite become an issue, we can expand the law later. Perhaps it's just diet Pepsi... the more constrained the Soda Background Check Law (SBCL) can be, the more freedom we the people can retain.

7 posted on 06/22/2013 5:29:33 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Uncle Chip

At least he didn’t use a high powered beer bottle.


8 posted on 06/22/2013 5:29:47 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: 3Fingas

correction: unlicensed pepsi assault cans.


9 posted on 06/22/2013 5:29:53 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Uncle Chip

If we followed Bloomberg’s advice on banning sugary beverages, we wouldn’t have this grave national crisis.


10 posted on 06/22/2013 5:31:31 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Uncle Chip
does this mean New Coke will be coming back?
11 posted on 06/22/2013 5:34:51 AM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html - A real life experience book about the war in Iraq)
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To: Uncle Chip

And the Watermelon Arizona drink comes in a bigger can....too


12 posted on 06/22/2013 5:38:31 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Don't Blame Me For La Raza Rubio....I Voted For Alex Snitker)
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Coke Classic bump


13 posted on 06/22/2013 5:41:38 AM PDT by foreverfree
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To: BCW

Robberies, assaults and things go better with Coke.


14 posted on 06/22/2013 5:46:04 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Well, my cousin could weild a mean can of Coke in Louisiana. He would shake it up and throw it around and then open it. The geyser of Coke was a sight to behold.


15 posted on 06/22/2013 5:49:08 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Uncle Chip

He was packin a 6-pack ???


16 posted on 06/22/2013 5:55:06 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Uncle Chip

Bloomberg was right!


17 posted on 06/22/2013 5:55:58 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: P-Marlowe
"At least he didn’t use a high powered beer bottle"

Or thank god he didn't use one of the dreaded Hi-Capacity Magazines.


18 posted on 06/22/2013 6:03:57 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: SeminoleCounty

I suspect that Bernie and his boy Friday are scratching some words from their opening statement — including “unarmed ... iced tea ... can of”.

If I’m O’Mara that’s where this story comes in — along with the picture of Zimmerman’s head injuries and the Watermelon juice can on the yellow tarp with what appears to be red fluid below it that could be either watermelon juice or blood or both.


19 posted on 06/22/2013 6:24:00 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
Thank goodness he didn't use a champagne bottle. It could have been a magnum.
20 posted on 06/22/2013 6:37:24 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receilpt.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Was the soda can a high capacity 16 ounce assault soda as banned in New York?

Nobody needs this much soda except the obese and this was a little guy.


21 posted on 06/22/2013 8:58:29 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: skimbell

Look out, he’s got a 12-pack!!!


22 posted on 06/22/2013 9:45:24 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: Uncle Chip; a fool in paradise

THIS JUST IN: The suspect has been caught and put in the can!


23 posted on 06/22/2013 9:50:10 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Mayor Nanny Bloomberg will ban canned sodas next. It’s for the public good, y’know.


24 posted on 06/22/2013 9:55:22 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: ryderann
Background checks before we can buy a can of soda?

There are no dangerous weapons -- there are only dangerous people.

25 posted on 06/22/2013 10:25:06 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Uncle Chip
Had to read the article, thought some idiot ran inside, shook the can up and threatened to pop the flip top if they didn't give him the money.

Could happen in the world we live in :)

26 posted on 06/22/2013 10:30:53 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Trey Gowdy......Nuff said.)
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