GOOD: Armed Citizen Interrupts Bank Robbery

GOOD: Armed Citizen Interrupts Bank Robbery

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    GOOD: Armed Citizen Interrupts Bank Robbery

    A bank robber who placed a Walmart bag on his head before passing a note with his real name on it was held at gunpoint by a customer today until Palm Bay police arrived and arrested him.

    Floyd Francis said in the note that he wanted to rob the bank without a weapon because "I am a son of God." He wrote that he goes by the name YungSoulji and provided the address of his MySpace.com page. Later, at the Police Department, he said Jesus told him to "go get money this morning, today."

    "I am a black Muslim. I am a black Christian. I am a Black Rastafarian Always smoke weed get high," the holdup note reads, in part.

    Francis, 23, went into Space Coast Credit Union, 152 Malabar Road, a little before 2 p.m. and put the bag on his head while in line, then took off the bag and handed a teller the bag and the note, police said.

    The note instructed the teller to, "put di money innah di Bag." The teller complied.

    A customer who saw what was going on and has a concealed-weapons permit got a gun from his car, pointed it at Francis and ordered him to the ground, a police report says.

    While in the back of a police car, Francis said, "You know God told me to rob this bank, so how com you're arresting me?" and "Man, I just robbed a bank, you're talking so nice with a guy who just robbed a bank. I'm supposed to be a gangster," the report states.

    On his MySpace.com page, Francis, who lives in Palm Bay, says he is a native of Jamaica who moved to the U.S. in 1996, lived in Fort Lauderdale and spent a year in a foster home. Later, he lived with his mother in West Palm Beach, moved to Stone Mountain, Ga., after high school and then to Palm Bay.

    He lists among his influences Jamaica, singer Bob Marley and rapper Tupac Shakur, both dead.

    Detectives also interviewed a possible accomplice who they said was waiting in a vehicle outside the bank.

    Man IDs himself in Palm Bay bank robbery note, police say
    Way to go good Samaritan!

    I am not sure, but doesn't FL allow CWP holders to carry in banks? Just wondering if the customer had to retrieve their pistol from the car because it wasn't allowed by statute. Otherwise, you'd think that the customer would especially want to have their weapon while conducting banking transactions! Either way, good outcome.
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    That story made me laugh.

    "put di money innah di Bag."

    nah put di hans behid yo back.

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    I chuckled too. Who in their right mind puts a plastic shopping bag over their head as a disguise during a bank robbery? The perp ain't the sharpest tool in the shed, that's for sure.
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    Not sure what was up with the weed part... weed doesn't make you violent or crazy. Sounds like this guy was a little messed up pre-weed anyway.

    Florida law has no restrictions on CC in a bank so long as you have valid CWP. Any posted signs have no legal bearing.

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    I say stupid move on the good guys part. There are too many ways that could have gone bad. Call 911, be a good witness, and go home at the end of the day.

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    Florida law does not prohibit concealed carry in banks.
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    this guy has had his head in a bag for too many years,sounds like he was looking for 3 hots and a cot
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhoWeBePart1 View Post
    That story made me laugh.

    "put di money innah di Bag."

    nah put di hans behid yo back.
    Was the bank robber talking to this tune?

    Brother bought a coconut, he bought it for a dime
    His sister had another one, she paid it for a lime.
    She put the lime in the coconut, she drank them both up
    She put the lime in the coconut, she drank them both up
    She put the lime in the coconut, she drank them both up...

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    Some times you really have to wonder what rock this fellow crawled out from under with a Wal Mart bad on his head.

    Just another satisfied Wal Mart costumer, bring down all those prices.

    Maybe the bag he used to huff something so it just felt right on his head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhoWeBePart1 View Post
    That story made me laugh.

    "put di money innah di Bag."

    nah put di hans behid yo back.
    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    this guy has had his head in a bag for too many years,sounds like he was looking for 3 hots and a cot
    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Was the bank robber talking to this tune?

    Brother bought a coconut, he bought it for a dime
    His sister had another one, she paid it for a lime.
    She put the lime in the coconut, she drank them both up
    She put the lime in the coconut, she drank them both up
    She put the lime in the coconut, she drank them both up...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram25 View Post
    ^^^^^Stop already, my guts are hurting fom laughing^^^^^^



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    Hook this guy up with the lady from Montana! Think of the kids that would produce!
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    This guy is an idiot. I know people from Jamaica, and none of them write the way they talk. They write in English.
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