Mom… You’re Embarassing Me!!! Robbery Suspect Thwarted By His Own Mother.

Posted on July 8, 2012


Mississippi (The Gaslamp Post) – Police arrested a 22-year-old man last Thursday morning after they say his mother stopped him from trying to rob a convenience store.  According to the Mississippi Link, Roy Mitchell had tried to hold up the clerk but was stopped by his mother and she kicked him out of the store.

Roy Mitchell, 22, arrested for attempted robbery after his mother caught him trying to rob a convenience store with a toy gun.

Authorities say Mitchell had entered the store with his mother on Thursday morning and had approached the counter with a bag of chips.  He reportedly pulled out a toy gun and demanded the cash from the register when the clerk opened the cash drawer.

Mitchell’s mother reportedly saw what was happening and ran over to stop him.  She reportedly told Mitchell to leave the store, and then asked the clerk not to call the police because the gun was not real.

Store surveillance footage showing Mitchell’s mother stopping her son from robbing a convenience store with a toy gun. Image

She and her son drove off, accompanied by a third individual, but were located and pulled over a half hour later.

Police arrested Mitchell after a search of the car turned up the toy gun.  The third person in the car, reported to be Mitchell’s cousin was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

Mitchell was charged with attempted robbery and is being held on $300,000 bond.

(h/t:  Mississippi Link)

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