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Can I Get a Witness?

A delivery was called for in West Boca, Fla., for $107 worth of pizza, breadsticks, and soda. But when the delivery man arrived, a man allegedly held a gun to his head and took the food, and all the driver’s cash. During the investigation, Joseph Wantz, 26, told officers that he had seen the robbery and that his cousin did it. A couple days later, police responded to a call about a disturbance at Wantz’s house, where officers spotted pizza boxes in the trash. The delivery driver identified Wantz in a photo lineup, and a friend of his said that on the night of the robbery, he had showed her a gun and told her he did a “lick” — slang for robbery. Wantz again implicated his cousin, saying they looked similar to each other. He then said he wasn’t “the only one going down for this,” according to the report. Wantz was arrested and held without bail. (MS/South Florida Sun-Sentinel) ...How many “licks” does it take to get to a jail cell?
Original Publication Date: 14 December 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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