After a brief lull this fall, NASCAR Fan Crime Spree 2009 is back in all of its idiotic glory. This two mental giants in Ocala, Fla., one of whom was wearing a dark M&Ms NASCAR jacket, stole a tin of cookies, some root beer and CDs from a man and a woman at gunpoint. The robbers wanted cash, but being Ocala, Fla., residents, the robbery victims were smart enough to leave home without anything of worth on their persons. What’s more, it might not have been the first time the victims stared down the barrel of a gun.
The couple told Ocala police they were at the Kangaroo gas station at Northeast 28th Street and Northeast Jacksonville Road when two men asked them for a ride to Ocala Place. They agreed. But once in the apartment parking lot, one of the men reportedly pulled out a silver handgun and demanded money. The gunman allegedly struck the man in the face with the gun.
The men then exited the vehicle and again demanded cash. The couple told police they gave them a tin of cookies, a root beer and CDs. During the exchange, a struggle ensued between the gunman and the male victim, who managed to wrestle the gun away and they drove off.
Officials were given a loaded .38 special.
Authorities say the men were both black, in their early 20s, and had short black hair. They say one is about 5 feet 6 to 5 feet 7, wearing a black jacket, white tennis shoes, and blue jeans shorts. The second suspect was roughly 6 feet tall, wearing a dark-colored M&M NASCAR jacket, and denim shorts.