A man walks into a convenience store with a fake gun and gets shot. No this isn’t a bad joke, it’s an actual headline out of Pensacola, Florida.
According to the Pensacola Police Department, Jarell Blackmon, 24, entered a Beacon food mart wearing camouflage, at hat and a bandana over his face.
Upon request from the store clerk, Blackmon refused to remove his bandana. Then he went behind the counter and pulled out a pistol which the cashier assumed to be real.
Blackmon attempted to flee with 10 cartons of cigarettes and cash from the drawer, but the 20-year-old cashier, Abed Alsaq, shot him. However, it didn’t stop him.
Bleeding from his neck, the suspect fled a second time from an officer who attempted to question him. He was finally apprehended after additional officers set up a perimeter and tracked him to a nearby hiding spot.
Blackmon suffered from gunshot wound, which entered and exited through his neck, and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
In his statement to the police, he stated the gun he used was fake.
Blackmon was charged with armed robbery, grand theft, public order crimes, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and resisting without violence. No charges have filed against the cashier, Alslaq.
Unless you want to end up on an episode of “World’s Dumbest Criminals”, let this be a lesson to not go around pointing guns at people, even if it is a fake one.