Miss Breaking Bad? Walter White was well-known for skirting the truth as an unlicensed pharmaceutical franchise owner, but this real life drug dealer named Richard Phillips apparently has no problem with the truth. The Florida man even listed “drug dealer” as his occupation for the police report when cops arrested him.
In a related report by the Inquisitr, there really is a meth dealer named Walter White who was arrested by police in Montana, although his life story is not nearly as heart-rending.
Robert Michael Phillips probably won’t invoke much sympathy from the judge when he ends up in court. He’s been convicted seven times in the past on felony counts, and he spent time in prison from 2011 to 2012.
This wannabe Walter White had his latest run-in with the law in Palm Beach County. Phillips’ first mistake was cutting off an unmarked sheriff’s vehicle being driven by a detective. The near-accident caused the detective to check the license plate of the Hyundai Phillips was driving only to discover it was stolen. The detective then followed the Florida man and watched him has he engaged in an alleged drug deal.
Police deputies in marked patrol cars then went after Phillips, who fled at high speed. Eventually, the police car chase ended at a Michaels art and crafts store where the drug dealer pushed aside customers. This is where Phillips pulled a Jesse Pinkman, since he dropped a loaded handgun when knocking over a female customer. The wanted man ended the chase by running straight into the arms of deputies who were waiting outside the exit in the back of the store.
Unfortunately for Mr. Phillips, he did not leave certain objects in his stealthily hidden RV. On his person, police found 22 grams of heroin and $2,316 in cash. The stolen vehicle was similarly loaded, producing 5.3 grams of crack cocaine, a drug scale and hypodermic needles. According to the Palm Beach Post, Phillips has a long list of charges, so he’d better call Saul.
“Phillips is now facing three counts of resisting arrest with violence, two counts of possession of drug equipment and one count each of heroin trafficking, possession of a weapon or ammunition by a career criminal, possession of cocaine with intent to sell, committing a first-degree felony with a weapon, fleeing and eluding law enforcement at a high rate of speed, striking a police animal, battery and driving with a suspended license.”
Robert Phillips capped off the day by voluntarily listing his occupation as “drug dealer” for the police arrest report. The man is now in Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $242,000 bail.