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Robber orders victim to 'Vote Obama'

Published: 11/7/12 @ 11:02


The election was on the minds of most of the country Tuesday night, including the man who robbed Convenient Food Mart, 3120 Parkman Road NW.

Police were called to the store at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday for an armed robbery.

A witness said the suspect, a black male wearing a gray sweatshirt and a bandana covering his face from the nose down, entered the store with a gun and pointed it at the witness and demanded “everything.”

The suspect then turned his attention to the store clerk, Surendra Patel, who was standing at the counter, and demanded all of the money from the register. Patel complied.

“The suspect then pointed the gun at Patel and asked him who he voted for,” a police report said. “The suspect asked Patel several times who he voted for while pointing the gun at him.”

The witness “told the suspect ‘he can’t vote,’ ” the report said. The suspect stated “Vote Obama. This is Obama, bitches” and then fled the store.

He got away with about $800.


Posted by Shot_In_Youngstown (anonymous) on November 8, 2012 at 12:24 a.m.

Obama was not out robbing stores Tuesday night, I saw him on television.

Posted by IslandMike (anonymous) on November 8, 2012 at 1:28 a.m.

That was an impersonator you saw on TV in Chicago Tuesday night. FIXED NOISE NETWORK is reporting that Obama DID rob the store.

Posted by ice (anonymous) on November 8, 2012 at 6:07 a.m.

I think his meaning was this, he is taking money from people with money to support the crack heads.

Posted by excel (anonymous) on November 8, 2012 at 6:53 a.m.

This man is just bitter because he has to go out and demand his due.

Trickle down Obama economics hasn't put him on the mailing list for a check.

Posted by uselesseater (anonymous) on November 8, 2012 at 7:42 a.m.

Ahh look the hoodlum scum can't vote himself, so he goes around robbing foreign store owners and demanding they vote.

Patel should have called Warren PD on his Obamaphone. Or are they not responding to armed robberies now too?

Life under Obama is great.

Let's go paint an Obama mural at the polling place. Perhaps the black panthers can go rough up the elderly and suburbanites prone to voting Republican.

Posted by georgejeanie (anonymous) on November 8, 2012 at 7:53 a.m.

This nice holdup man is just doing the Obama thing. Taking from the working class and giving to the do nothings. Don't work for it just go out and take it from somebody who is trying to make a living for their family.

Posted by NilesOhio (anonymous) on November 8, 2012 at 8:21 a.m.

Rob convenience stores to pay off the national debt. Hmmm...... Sounds more reasonable than a lot of other ideas they've come up with recently.

Posted by PJR (anonymous) on November 8, 2012 at 10:36 a.m.

Pride in leadership is everything! Romney would never enjoy such widespread support!

Posted by southsidedave (anonymous) on November 10, 2012 at 3:55 p.m.

Another wacko loose in the world.