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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