Florida alleged armed robber claims ‘I’m from Chicago, bro,’ leaves when clerk shows gun

A person casually carrying a shotgun and claiming to be from Chicago walked right into a Florida comfort retailer throughout an tried theft however walked out when a clerk displayed his personal weapon, authorities mentioned.

Rakim Stephen Tate, 32, made a foul choice that “turned a worse choice” when he walked right into a comfort retailer on Sept. 9 with a visual shotgun to his facet, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office mentioned Monday. 

He is charged with brazenly carrying a prohibited weapon and tried theft with a firearm.

Tate walked across the retailer for a couple of seconds earlier than a clerk out of view from a digicam within the retailer is heard speaking to him, in accordance with safety footage. The clerk apparently observed Tate arming himself earlier than he entered the shop and went right into a again room to arm himself along with his private weapon, authorities mentioned. 

“I don’t imply no hurt, I’m simply not from round right here,” Tate is heard saying whereas holding his weapon. “I obtained an enormous (expletive) (expletive) gun, however I’m not from round here’s what I’m saying. I’m from Chicago bro.”

Tate is heard asking the worker what sort of weapon he’s holding. The worker responds earlier than Tate slowly walks out of the shop. 

“He then fumbles for phrases, resorting to meaningless babble about being from Chicago,” the sheriff’s workplace mentioned in an announcement. “Words appear to fail you when your felony try is thwarted by lawful and righteous pressure.”

Rakim Stephen Tate was arrested for allegedly trying rob a Florida comfort retailer with a gun — earlier than leaving after seeing the worker’s personal weapon.
Escambia County Sheriff’s Office

Tate was arrested on Sept. 15 in Santa Rose County, authorities mentioned, including “You’re not in Chicago anymore; you’re below arrest.”

The Benelli shotgun he allegedly used was additionally recovered, authorities mentioned. 



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