Huffington Post - Police in Portland, Ore., are searching for a man who witnesses say robbed an ice cream store by brandishing a syringe that he claimed was "full of AIDS."
It happened Tuesday night at a Baskin-Robbins in downtown Portland. Katharine Pepin, who was working there that evening, told police that a man in brightly colored clothing entered the store at closing time and pulled out a hypodermic needle, claiming it was infected.
"Some guy just walked in and said, ‘This is a robbery. This is a needle full of AIDS,’ and then ‘Open the cash drawer,’ and so I did,” Pepin, 19, told KATU. She said whatever was in the syringe looked like blood.
The man escaped on foot with an undisclosed amount of money, but no one was hurt.
The suspect is described as a white man in his 20s, 5 feet 3 inches tall and skinny with short brown hair and glasses.
- The reaction of the poor employees at this shitty Baskin Robbins.
Seriously, guy? A little overdramatic, right? I mean it's a fucking Baskin Robbins. Do you really think those people give a shit about whether you steal from their register or not? Like, just take one of the little plastic knives out of the utensil dispenser in the store and wave it around for a bit, guarantee you'd have the same success rate as this AIDS needle move. Pretty sure any work place harboring minimum wage employees is not going to be much of an obstacle for a thief, no need to be freaking people out with super diseases.
P.S. I mean can you sound more like you have AIDS than this guy? 5'3", skinny, bright colored clothes, AIDS glasses. A dude like that comes in with a needle and I'm just handing him the whole register and every barrel of ice cream he wants. Obviously the odds are he was just being clever here, but no chance am I risking it with a description like that. Super AIDS city, population - this guy.