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    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Sheriff's deputies tracked down a suspect in an armed robbery with a receipt he left at the scene of the crime, authorities said.

    A man wearing a mask robbed an Orlando Hess station Monday, stealing $75 and two cartons of cigarettes, the sheriff's office reported.

    When deputies arrived at the gas station, someone noticed that the robber had left a gun case against a display rack. Inside the case, deputies found a receipt for a new AK-47 assault rifle.

    "Obviously, he wasn't a member of the MENSA society," sheriff's spokeswoman Susan Soto told the Orlando Sentinel.

    The receipt was made out to Eric Cunningham, who lived only a few miles from the gas station, according to an arrest report.

    Deputies found Cunningham, 18, at his apartment with a loaded assault rifle and a shotgun, the report said.

    Cunningham was arrested and charged with armed robbery with a firearm while wearing a mask. He remained in jail with no bond.
    If you can ignore the "AK-47" and "assault rifle" comments, its actually rather funny.

    What I really want to know and maybe someone from Florida can help me with this, does wearing a mask really make it a different charge for the individual, or is it just armed robbery?
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeye07 View Post
    What I really want to know and maybe someone from Florida can help me with this, does wearing a mask really make it a different charge for the individual, or is it just armed robbery?
    LOL, I was wondering the same thing. Its almost as irrevelant as making a point in saying a loaded gun. It makes no difference if it is or not, its still a gun. I assume its loaded.
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    Well, the author of the piece obviously isn't the most informed person on firearms, and the loaded part makes it sound more menacing to someone not familiar with them. Although I assume loaded, even though the majority of mine are not at this moment.

    Do you add words to your charges SIXTO, like "Speeding at 55 in a 35 while talking on the cell phone and wearing a really ugly shirt."?

    Because if you don't you should probably start, it would be hours of endless fun for you on your shifts.
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    now thats a funny story

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeye07 View Post
    Do you add words to your charges SIXTO, like "Speeding at 55 in a 35 while talking on the cell phone and wearing a really ugly shirt."?

    Because if you don't you should probably start, it would be hours of endless fun for you on your shifts.
    No, not on the official paperwork. However I do add such details in my notes for when the case goes to court. It is fun, esp. when my notes get read in court.
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    No, not on the official paperwork. However I do add such details in my notes for when the case goes to court. It is fun, esp. when my notes get read in court.
    Yeah, the bureaucrats might not like it on the official paperwork, they tend to get uppitty about shenanigans. Maybe you should keep two notebooks, one for you and one for court.
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    In Florida wearing a mask during the commision of a crime gives you an automatic upgrade to the nearest higher penalty. AKA Enhanced Offenses
    You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
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    In Virginia it is a Class 6 Felony for anyone over 16 years of age to wear a mask in public. There are exceptions for holiday costumes, safety equipment, etc.

    Supposedly, this was enacted to combat the KKK
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    When ski masks worn during robberies are outlawed then only outlaws will wear ski masks during robberies... oh wait...

    Who needs a ski mask in Florida anyway?

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    In Florida wearing a mask during the commision of a crime gives you an automatic upgrade to the nearest higher penalty.
    Thanks Miggy, I just thought it was kind of weird as I have never seen a charge like that before. Learn something new every day I guess.
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    This kind of thoughtful action on the part of the perp makes solving crimes easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 0.02 View Post
    When ski masks worn during robberies are outlawed then only outlaws will wear ski masks during robberies... oh wait...

    Who needs a ski mask in Florida anyway?

    When the temp drops below 60 degrees we need parkas, scarves, etc.

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    Do they sell ski masks in Floridia?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miggy View Post
    When the temp drops below 60 degrees we need parkas, scarves, etc.
    60 degrees?
    That is not scarf weather, I assure you.

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    There Are Other Exceptions...

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulG View Post
    In Virginia it is a Class 6 Felony for anyone over 16 years of age to wear a mask in public. There are exceptions for holiday costumes, safety equipment, etc.

    Supposedly, this was enacted to combat the KKK
    Ugly women...

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