A man in Bradenton, Florida, indicated to local law enforcement that he had been robbed of 32 packages of Starburst candy by three gunmen on Saturday at 8:41 p.m.
The alleged candy thieves pulled alongside the victim in a black sedan while he was walking down the street and jumped out of the vehicle, displaying handguns. The suspects then ordered the victim to get on the ground and empty his pockets. After stealing his candy, one of the suspects allegedly pistol-whipped the victim in the back of the head with a handgun.
The attack took place in the 900 block of 19th Street Court East as the victim was walking south.
The Bradenton Herald reported that the victim’s family had taken him to Manatee Memorial Hospital on 2nd Street East. The hospital offers urgent care, surgery, and outpatient care.
One Facebook user by the name of Calvin Meekins, whose Facebook profile indicates he’s a Bradenton resident, commented on the report saying he doesn’t think that “the 32 packages were actually starburst.” Another Facebook user commenting on the report, Jessica Sakas, asked how much the fruit chews are actually worth.
“ummm how much are 32 packages of starbursts really worth?”
Facebook user Cynthia Kessler commented that the victim “must have been really muscular” because it took three armed assailants to “rob him of his candy!” The commenter went on to say that the “thugs are coming out of the woodwork in Btown!”
The victim’s name was not released in the report, according to The Miami Herald.
In more news in Bradenton, a local man was charged with battery after grabbing a woman’s buttocks, according to the Bradenton Police Department. The suspect, 59-year-old Carnell Davis, was arrested at 9:11 p.m. on Friday in the 4800 block of 51st Street West. The report indicated that he approached the victim, grabbed her by the arms, and when she pushed away, he grabbed her buttocks. The victim indicated to authorities that she did not want the man to touch her.
Davis was released on Saturday from Manatee County Jail on $500 bond, according to the sheriff’s office.
A crash occurred earlier on Interstate 75 heading southbound near the 214 mile marker, between the University Parkway and State Road 70 interchanges. No injuries were reported in the accident. FHP indicated on their website that the highway had been cleared.
In other Florida news reported here on Inquisitr, a man arrested in West Palm Beach on Florida put down “drug dealer” for occupation on his arrest report.
What are your thoughts on the candy thieves who robbed a man at gunpoint for his Starburst?
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