A man who called 911 last month to report his plans of robbing someone allegedly made good on his promise Wednesday night.
Sherman Police said the same man who informed dispatchers last month that he was in possession of drug paraphernalia and intended to rob someone, allegedly held up a convenience store on Wednesday.
“He’s a man of his word, I guess,” Sgt. Brett Mullen said Thursday.
Mullen said officers responded to a report of a robbery at the One Stop convenience store in the 1300 block of North Grand Avenue Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. Upon their arrival, Mullen said officers spoke with the store clerk who reported that a black male had entered the store, brandished a knife and demanded money from register. Mullen said the suspect made off with approximately $200 in cash and fled on foot.
Within minutes of the robbery, Mullen said officers searching the area located the suspect at Old Settler’s Park and took him into custody on an aggravated robbery charge. It was then, Mullen said, that officers discovered the suspect was the same 59-year-old man who had called 911 in late August.
That previous phone call also resulted in the suspect’s arrest for drug possession. Mullen said last month the man’s threat was not specific to any one person, but officers responded to the caller’s location in the 900 block of North East Street and found him carrying a glass pipe, which Mullen said was likely used to smoke methamphetamine or cocaine.