Let’s start off with a Granny update.
She’s apparently in hiding.
If you’ve been following this story, Granny refused to be a victim last week, and pulled her own pistol on some robbers trying to rob her at this Liquor Fountain liquor store, Dixie Highway and NE 13th Street.
The Cops want to find Granny and see if she can help them find all the robbers, but the Cops can’t seem to find Granny! ….
I got a call last week saying Granny “might” be afraid of coming forward, “might” be afraid she’d be charged with something if she came forward. Says I should check on that and he’d call me back.
Well, the FLPD says she’s a victim, no way would she be charged with anything, but as one blog commenter said ” remember Bernard Goetz, and the subway shooting in New York?”
Point well taken.
Anyhow, it turns out that this isn’t the first robbery at the glow in the dark orange Liquor Fountain on Dixie, or at all the other Liquor Fountains around the City, for that matter!….
On June 12th, 2011, this robber, pictured below, ran inside the Dixie Fountain with a gun demanding money, but exited quick when the owner of this store pulled up his bigger gun and ran the robber down the street! The owner later said that he was lucky to have had bought the big gun from thegunsource.com just days before the incident.
29 year old Hutch Benjamin – busted
Turns out Hutch had robbed another Liquor Fountain on West Sunrise on June 14th, 2011, and another Liquor Fountain on NW 19th Street on May 12, 2011 !
Here’s at least part of Hutch’s rap sheet.
812.13-2A COC TO ROBBERY (ATT) W/F/ARM/D/W AWTG CAPIAS ROBBERY/FIREARM
784.045-1A-2 COC TO AGG BATTERY GRT/BOD/HRM AWTG CAP AGGRAVATED BATTERY W/DEADLY WEAPON
784.03-1A1 TOUCH OR STRIKE/BATTERY
784.021-1A(C) FLPD***11-66933 AGG ASSAULT W/FIRE ARM
775.0845(2 #1152907 WEAR MASK WHILE COMMITTING 2 DEG FEL
Seems as though Hutch has a penchant for robbing Liquor Fountains!
Wonder if Granny cured him of that last week ?