Man attempts to rob convenience store and flee from police… but runs out of gas and gets caught

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MEMPHIS, TN – A 41-year-old male in Memphis allegedly attempted an armed robbery and ran when things did not go as planned. Unfortunately for him, police were nearby and tried to pull him over and he fled…until he ran out of gas.

Just before 2 a.m. on September 16th, Marchello Moore allegedly entered a Circle K convenience store on Getwell and approached the counter.

Once there, he allegedly brandished a firearm and stuck it underneath the plexiglass that was standing between him and the 78-year-old clerk while demanding money.

The clerk, who was not named, ducked underneath the counter which prompted Moore to flee the store. Moore jumped into a black Chevy Impala and tried to flee the area.

Unfortunately for him, the police just happened to be in the area when the call from the clerk came in saying that someone had just tried to rob her.

As police closed in, they saw Moore’s black Impala and attempted to pull over the vehicle which fled the scene.

Moore led police on a short pursuit towards Interstate 40 near Warford at a high rate of speed. However, Moore’s alleged attempts to flee from the police ended quickly when Impala Moore was driving ran out of gas.

Police allege when Moore’s vehicle ran out of gas that he exited the vehicle and attempted to run on foot. Police allege that Moore threw the gun allegedly used in the attempted armed robbery shortly before police closed in and were able to arrest him without further incident.

Moore was transported to the Shelby County Jail after he was charged with attempted armed robbery and attempts at evading arrest. Maybe next time Moore attempts to conduct an armed robbery he will make sure that his tank is filled first.

Another comical arrest comes from Brevard County, Florida in July when a man, driving a stolen truck, illegally entered the Patrick Space Force Base on a mission…from Democratic President Joe Biden. The mission, which he accepted, was to warn the base of a war between dragons and space aliens.

In this case, 29-year-old Corey Johnson allegedly had stolen a Ford F150 while in Riviera Beach, Florida, and decided to use that vehicle to deliver his message from the President.

Johnson allegedly told Brevard County Deputies that President Biden instructed him to travel to the base and tell the government officials there that space aliens were fighting dragons from China.

It seems that officials with the Space Force base were not amused and neither were the deputies who arrived to investigate the case. Instead of thanking Johnson for completing his mission from the president, deputies instead took him into custody for having the stolen truck.

Deputies have not released any information as to whether Johnson was believed to have been suffering from a mental crisis or if his actions were fueled by a drug binge.

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Car thief parks stolen car in a barn owned by two retired officers. That worked out really well.

GREENVALE TOWNSHIP, MN – There is an old saying…if it was not for bad luck, some people would have no luck at all.

That certainly seems to be the case in terms of a Minnesota man who ended up going to jail after he allegedly parked a stolen car in the barn of two retired police officers.

According to police, the suspect, identified as Alexander John Thompson, stole a 2011 Volvo C30 from Lakeville and began to drive it south to the area of Northfield in Dakota County. Once there, for some unknown reason, Thompson allegedly decided to pull into a home off of 320th Street.

Thompson allegedly went to a pole barn on the property and opened the overhead door and parked the stolen car inside. What Thompson could not have known was the house and barn that he picked belonged to two retired police officers who just so happened to be leaving their home and saw him park the car.

The homeowners – the wife, who is retired from the Prior Lake Police Department, and the husband, a former Army combat veteran and retired New Mexico police officer – approached Thomas to figure out what he was doing.

Thompson allegedly asked her if she could provide him a ride and she refused. Her husband began asking what Thompson was doing there and why he had parked the car inside of his barn. As the husband was asking questions, the wife went into her house and retrieved a set of handcuffs.

When the wife returned, both retired officers handcuffed Thompson and notified the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office of the situation. When deputies arrived on the scene, they began questioning Thompson who allegedly provided the owner’s name of the stolen vehicle.

Thompson allegedly informed the deputy that he had parked the car in the pole barn because it was starting to break down. Dakota County Sheriff’s Office Captain Jeff Leopold said that the deputy was unsure what to believe because of Thompson’s continued lies. He said:

“We don’t know if that was true, because his story kept changing.”

The deputy had the vehicle towed out of the officer’s barn, and in the process learned that the vehicle was stolen. Captain Leopold commented on Thomas’ arrest, saying:

“He could have chosen any house [to hide the car]. So, this was very bad luck [for him]. But good luck for us.”

Deputies placed Thompson under arrest on January 30th for suspicion of burglary, giving a false name to a peace officer, auto theft, and driving after his license was cancelled. Thompson remained in custody in the Dakota County Jail until he appeared in front of Judge David Lutz who set his bond at $5,000 without conditions, but only $3,000 with conditions.

The owner of the Volvo reported the vehicle theft to the Lakeville Police Department on the morning of January 30th. The owner reported to the Lakeville Police Department that his vehicle was allegedly locked but did have a key fob that was secured inside.

 

Thompson’s criminal history dates to 2017 and shows he has been arrested numerous felony convictions for theft and drug arrests. Additionally, he had an outstanding arrest warrant out of Wright County for failing to show up to a court hearing regarding an unrelated felony theft case at the time of his arrest.

In addition to the new charges and warrant for his arrest, Thompson also has an unrelated auto theft charge in Dakota County for allegedly stealing a 2011 Ford Edge from the Walmart in Hastings on January 27th. Thompson’s next court date is set for March 16th.

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