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Roll Away Robber

John Christopher Champion, 22, entered a Chiefland, Fla., gas station in a motorized wheelchair. Then, according to police, he pulled a knife on the 54-year-old woman behind the counter and demanded money from the register. The clerk told police that she struggled with Champion and stabbed him in the leg three times before he overpowered her. He left the store carrying a 12-pack of beer and a roll of electrical tape. Total value: about $20. Police found Champion stuck in deep sand behind the store, drinking a beer. He told police that he had told the clerk to push the button that summoned law enforcement because police would not arrest a handicapped person. Nice try: he was arrested and charged with armed robbery and aggravated battery. (MS/Gainesville Sun) ...That’s OK, a judge would never convict a handicapped person.
Original Publication Date: 11 March 2012
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 18.
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