Video of a pathetic robbery attempt has gone viral this week and it’s kind of hard to watch. Last year, a man entered a Houston business with the intent to rob it. He got locked inside instead and ended up begging to be set free. He even tried to shoot his way out.
The suspect got locked inside the business, thanks to a quick-thinking employee, Houston police said in a statement. The video, released by the police department, shows attempted robber John Bell, 22, whining.
“I’m stuck,” he exclaimed.
The clip details his panic.
“I’m going to jail,” he said. Then, he pleaded with someone outside to let him out.
“Please. Please. Please. I’m sorry. Please.”
Not long before he begs to be let out, Bell can be seen trying to shoot the door handle off. He also tried to open the door by throwing his body against it.
A church in Florida has a warning for anyone thinking of trying to attack its congregation: “We are heavily armed.” A leader of The River at Tampa Bay Church posted the message on his Instagram in the wake of the mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in rural Sutherland Springs, Texas, where 26 people died earlier this month.
The Instagram post reads, “Welcome to The River at Tampa Bay Church. Right of admission reserved — this is private property. Please know this is not a gun free zone — we are heavily armed — any attempt will be dealt with deadly force — yes we are a church and will protect our people — The Pastors.”
A woman may have thwarted being a victim of a violent crime by faking a seizure.
According to SF Gate, Julie Dragland was on a BART train heading to San Francisco when a person reportedly handed her a note threatening to rob her at gunpoint. The 32-year-old Oakland resident then faked a seizure, which attracted the attention of other passengers on the train and scared the mugger into fleeing from the train.
“When I read the note, I started freaking out,” she said in an interview Sunday. “I did not want to give up my stuff, but I had no idea who was behind me.” She shared the threatening note on Twitter (Her profile is private and the note cannot be seen) but KTVU shared an image in a news airing about the incident:
The note read, “There are 2 guns pointed at you now. If
An armed man wearing a bulletproof vest tried to talk his way into Trump Tower to see Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump. New York’s ABC7 reports 52-year-old Adames Benitez of The Bronx was taken into custody by Secret Service agents Thursday afternoon. Ivanka Trump was not in the luxury apartment building at the time as she is in Germany, accompanying her father in her role as an advisor during the G20 summit meeting of international leaders.
Police say Benitez told agents he was a U.S. senator and wanted to talk to Ms. Trump about her dress line, according to New York’s Daily News. He also claimed to own the building at one point. After being searched, Secret Service discovered a bulletproof vest
An armed man, who witnesses described to be dressed as Rambo, was arrested at Phoenix Comic Con on Thursday. According to ABC News, 31-year-old Matthew Sterling allegedly posted on social media that he wanted to kill Phoenix Police officers. Authorities believe the suspect also took photographs of officers at the comic convention and posted them with threatening messages on social media according to AZ Central. Sterling also reportedly threatened a performer at the event who was not identified.
Police said the man had several handguns, a shotgun, knives, and ammunition.
His identity has not been released.
Sterling struggled with officers before his arrest, according to ABC. He was jailed on suspicion of attempted murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, wearing body armor during the commission of a felony, resisting, and also for carrying a weapon in a prohibited place.
[Photo courtesy of Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office]