Jan 15, 2007

Masked Man Allegedly Robs GrandfatherThursday, January 11, 2007 9:02 PM ESTThe Associated Press
HARTSELLE, Ala. (AP) — A Harstselle man who allegedly stole $300 from his grandfather's wallet has been charged with armed robbery, authorities said.

Daniel Ray Brown, 22, remained in Morgan County Jail on $10,000 bond in connection to the robbery of Walter Ray Brown, 72, about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Detective Kyle Wilson said Daniel Brown donned a ski mask and jacket, armed himself with a handle from a hydraulic floor jack and made the 10-foot hike to his grandfather's home next door.

"There's a woman that lives there with his grandpa," Wilson said. "He said, 'Sit down, Bernice.' Then he goes to his grandpa's room and he says, 'This is a robbery, I need your money, and I mean it, Pa-Paw.'"

Wilson said Walter Brown was lying in bed, so his grandson grabbed his pants off a chair and took his wallet.

"He got out to the kitchen, which is in the next room, and his Pa-Paw tackled him. There was a scuffle, and he hit his Pa-Paw in the head with the handle," Wilson said.

While Walter Brown picked up the phone to call 911, Daniel Brown went back to his own home, leaving a trail — the pants, billfold, $5 and the handle — between the two houses, officials said.
Daniel Brown denied he was the man behind the mask. The cash reported stolen had not been recovered Wednesday.
Information from: The Decatur Daily

This really doesn't need anything added to it. It is priceless. I'm just sorry that Pa-Paw got hit in the head. But he did tackle him first. Mr. Wilson's injury did not prevent him calling 911. I wonder what Bernice was doing through all of this. Seems the least she could have done was pick up a cast iron skillet and bang the kid on head with it. This here boy jus' lost a spot in Pa-Paw's will.


Goddess said...

Soooo worth smacking PaPaw over the head for a freaking five spot..

Bruno said...

Good thing he didn't do that in Texarkana! Cross the street in the right, or wrong, spot and you'll cross a state line, getting the FBI involved! Wonder where he'll come up with the 10-grand bail???

The Future Was Yesterday said...

Sure sounds like a complete lack of "fetching up", or what's normally called, "raising."

JimmyJames said...

Thanks for the story.

Pa-Paw and the family should let the kid set in jail, and face some hardened time.

Pa-Paw had some moxie though, taking on his grandson that is 50 years his junior.

just me said...

I imagine PaPaw come up the hard way, and a little bang on the head was nothing to being kicked by a mule. The only other place this could have happened is WV.
Bruno, I would bet my bottom dollar that PaPaw posts bail.

Bruno said...

Well, if I were Paw-Paw, I would post his bail, too. That way, I could kick his ass again, PROPERLY this time, and get my $300.00 worth!

betmo said...

um- why did he bother to put the mask on? i'm just sayin'.... hee hee

Bruno said...

Ya know, betmo here has a point! I never paid it any attention 'til now! I dunno, maybe to hide his ignorance??? Or maybe he really was just COLD.....!!!