Thursday, June 15, 2017

"Nice" Florida Man Refused To Press Charges Against Boystown Robbery Suspect, Police Say

Derrick Robie won’t be facing robbery charges even though a man identified him as the person who held a knife to his stomach and demanded his iPhone in Boystown last Friday, police said.

The victim, a 22-year-old college student from Tampa, refused to press robbery charges because he will not return to Chicago for court.

Robie | Chicago Police Dept
Police said they stopped Robie in the 3200 block of North Halsted around 4:45 a.m. Friday because the victim identified Robie as one of three offenders who’d just held him up nearby.

Robie shoved the victim into a wall and pressed a knife to his stomach saying, “Gimme the phone, you know what this is,” police said.

Cops said they recovered a knife from Robie that the victim identified as the weapon used in the hold-up.

But Robie did not walk away unscathed. The City of Chicago is pursuing a misdemeanor charge of sale or possession of a deadly weapon against him.

He quickly bailed out for 10% of $120. Which was convenient because he only had $11.73 in his possession at the time of his arrest, according to police.

Among the victim’s most recent Facebook posts is this reflection:
You know what's weird? How everyone always told me "You need to be more assertive!" and "you need to stop being so nice!" But as soon as I start doing it, people get mad with me…
Eh. Whatevs.
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15 comments:

  1. I'm sure that's one "draw" of the thugs to this neighborhood ... so many out-of-town tourists who won't/can't return to Chicago for court iff they live in Nevada or Georgia or Topeka or Europe or other exotic locales. No victim shows up, no court case, thug runs free. Of course even if the victim had pressed, showed up, etc., our friend Kim Foxxxx would have released him anyway, because after all, the thug was JUST beginning to turn his life around.

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  2. Unfortunately this happens all too often with IN TOWN victims! Many times when police explain the court proceedings to victims they decide they "don't have time for it" and refuse to press charges... some victims refuse to even go to the station to begin with to even START the investigation!

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  3. He "did not return to Chicago for court" for obvious reasons and I'm sure he will never return to Chicago -
    again - either.

    It's still a "small world" out in the gay community believe it or not.

    Those bars are very keen there "diversifying" their clientele portfolio which includes anything that stumbles in off the street with a $20 bill.

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  4. happened to a friend, outa state,--cops told him ,crooks pick out of towners then crooks lawyers keep gettin trial postponed,ran friend ragged,till he gave in.----need a fund where we can bring people back to testify,but hell,they will just let crooks off.better idea--carry---

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  5. Our judicial system is very antiquated. There should be a way for someone to testify from their local jurisdiction in that courthouse via Skype or something like that. This is 2017, we all travel the globe for work and leisure. This system needs to evolve with the times.

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    1. The entire city and it's mindset is "antiquated" sans a cupcake store and some organic kale here and there.

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  6. Whats with cook county dropping charges if the victim doesnt show? One of these goofs stole my car and was caught by il state police at the iowa border. I was told i disnt have to sign anything or show up to court as it was a crime against the state and that the state was pressing charges. I followes the lil shits case online and he received a 2 year sentence, and actually serves time in the clink. Sidenote* this was about 5 years ago and lo-and-behold who i saw walking on halsted 2 days ago. Be on alert!

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  7. Short sighted by the victim. Robie will re-offend and THIS victim's potential conviction will help build a trail that will compound any future convictions. Victim should be allowed to testify via video.
    Btw, who gets a $120 bond?
    This city is so f@*ked.

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  8. If they can put offenders in front of a judge by video link, why can't a victim testify by video from Florida?

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  9. With all due respect to the nice Florida man, what happens the next time Robie does this and the victim ends up with a knife in his gut? How nice will the decision not to return seem then?

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  10. To be fair to the kid, they caught Robie so soon after the crime that the kid probably got his phone back, so it ended up being little overall loss to him. And yeah, even if he pressed charges and Robie went away, our broken system would have just let him back out far too soon.

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  12. Hey he bailed out, this makes Foxx and Dart feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

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  13. He lives in Florida, I'd go home too, come back to watch him get probation at most. Seriously.

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    1. When justice is done it brings joy to the righteous and terror to evildoers. Proverbs

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