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June 6th, 2010 10:13 AM
With friends like these...
Man who calls friends for help after car overheats robbed at gunpoint Marco Eagle
Man who calls friends for help after car overheats robbed at gunpoint
By Naples Daily News staff report
Originally published 03:11 p.m., June 5, 2010
Updated 07:16 p.m., June 5, 2010
NAPLES — One man called for help only to be robbed at gun point.
The victim called his friend, Robert Matthew Garland, 20, for a ride on Wednesday after his car overheated, according to a Collier County Sheriff's Office report.
Garland, of the 1000 block of Albony Court in Golden Gate Estates, showed up in a red Ford car. He was in the passenger seat but moved to the back, making room for the victim up front.
Alexander Richard Vega, 18, of the 5400 block of 30th Avenue S.W., was also in the back seat.
Once the car took off, the report continued, Vega pointed a black and silver semi-automatic gun at the victims head and told him to empty his pockets.
Garland took the victim's wallet, $350 in cash, credit cards and identification.
But Garland wasn't finished. He also relieved the victim of his shoes – a pair of Lacoste valued at nearly $400.
The victim was then kicked out of the car.
Collier deputies arrested Garland at a nightclub and Vega as he tried to sneak away from his house. Vega was on probation for trafficking in stolen property.
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June 6th, 2010 10:16 AM
Am I just plain wrong for finding this funny?
June 6th, 2010 10:21 AM
What an idiot dirtbag, at least he could have put on some Mickey Mouse Club 'ears' or something for a disguise...
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June 6th, 2010 10:34 AM
Yep, rob your friends, they could never identify you!
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June 6th, 2010 10:37 AM
I might be wrong then......I'm giggling.
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June 6th, 2010 11:45 AM
If he hung around with people like that it makes me wonder how long his rap sheet is,and I ain't talking music
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June 6th, 2010 12:06 PM
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June 6th, 2010 12:21 PM
Two old saws come to mind - "birds of a feather flock together" and "no honor among thieves." Based on who he called for help, I have to wonder what kind of upstanding citizen the "victim" was.
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June 6th, 2010 12:35 PM
June 6th, 2010 12:42 PM
Just for fun, I looked up the address on Google Maps to check out the street view. Ironically, or perhaps tellingly, the closest view I could get was on the parallel street; Jaybird Way.
June 6th, 2010 05:43 PM
Instead of buying $400 shoes, maybe he should get a reliable car.
June 6th, 2010 09:15 PM
Brings to mind the old saying
"You can sleeps in yur car, but ya can'ts dirve yur house!
Shoes always bees beetern a a good ca, then ca be beetern a good house.
He just ain't gots his Gummint Assistance together yet! Fur Sh!izzle !
June 7th, 2010 09:41 AM
Oh wow...yeah rob your friend and leave him their...so he can ID you later. LOL yay for dumb criminals
June 7th, 2010 01:36 PM
Sounds like a drug dealer got his shoes stolen. They were probably clients of his.
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June 7th, 2010 02:24 PM
Words cannot describe the stupidity in this...
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