Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Heard On NPR This Morning

For those of you that don't know - I was born in Kalispell. My whole family is from there. This story just cracked me up!

Kalispell attempted robbery leads to charges
Posted: April 1, 2008 01:02 PM
Updated: April 1, 2008 10:53 PM
A Kalispell man will now be facing a slew of charges after allegedly attempting to rob Taco Johns with a replica of a Glock tactical pistol.

Officials with the Kalispell Police Department say that Shane Roe, 24, entered the business on Monday afternoon, displayed his pistol and then demanded free food.

The employee refused, and then Roe is said to have laughed and demanded money from the register. The employee refused again.

Roe then placed an order, paid for it and sat down with his female companion.

Officers later found Roe outside the Kalispell Center Mall and when he tried to hide his gun from view, he was arrested at gunpoint.

The gun was later determined to be an air-soft pistol.

- Angela Monroe reporting from KAJ in Kalsipell

A Flathead Valley man is facing Attempted Armed Robbery charges after allegedly trying to rob a Kalispell fast food restaurant.

The Kalispell Police Department responded to Taco John's at around 2:30 p.m. and officials tell us that a male and female suspect walked up to the counter to place an order, the man then demanded the employee give him free food, and displayed a pistol.

The employee refused and the man then demanded money from the register, but again the employee refused to comply with the would-be robber. The suspect then placed an order, paid for it, ate and left.

Authorities later located the suspect near the south entrance into the Red Lion Motel at Kalispell Center Mall, where a brief altercation ensued and the pistol was spotted.

Shane Roe, 27, ended up being arrested at gunpoint and is now being held at the Flathead County Detention Center pending his initial court appearance.

- Angela Monroe reporting from KAJ in Kalispell.

1 comment:

Jennifer (Avivah) said...

I remember hearing on NPR a story about a robber who looked like he was going to purchase something, even put a $20 bill on the counter. Then he asked for all the money in the till, which he was given. He walked away, leaving the $20 bill behind.

The till had $17 in it.