Robbers Arguing Over Gun Allow Their Victim To Escape

Gregory Wakeman - Author

Oct. 28 2016, Updated 5:35 a.m. ET

An attempted robbery descended into a farce on Wednesday after the two thieves who were attempting to steal from a woman who picked them up in her car started to argue over who should hold the gun.

The incident occurred in Lumberton, North Carolina, and the town’s police department have confirmed that the weapon was fired twice inside the automobile.

Upon hearing the gun shots, Ravin Lee Singletary, who was driving the car, noticed her two assailants quarrelling, and used this opportunity to escape unharmed.

Terry Parker, the officer overseeing the investigation, added that the incident occurred at 1:50 p.m.

The 46-year-old Singletary was driving along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, when she spotted two men walking along the side of the road.

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Out of the kindness of her heart, Singletary decided to pick up the duo, because, as Parker stated, “she felt sorry for them.”

One of them decided to sit in the front seat, while the other took up a position in the back. However, shortly after they got into the car one of the men, who were later identified as 19-year-old Frankie Elger Lowery, and 44-year-old James Bernard Gilchrist, brandished a weapon.

But when either Lowery or Gilchrist produced the weapon, Singletary is unsure who took it out, the other then attempted to take it from his accomplice’s grasp.

Parker confirmed, “One brandished the gun, then the other one decided he wanted to hold the gun, so they began fighting over the gun.”

Singletary noticed that something was clearly amiss, so she took this chance to stop her car and run away. Two police officers, who were luckily in the area at time, then leapt into action to assist Singletary.

Both Lowery and Gilchrist have since been charged with attempted robbery using a dangerous weapon, as well as shooting into occupied property, and possessing a stolen pistol.

[Image via Everett Collection/Shutterstock]


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