By Kim Powell
ODESSA - Back in February, a man wearing a grey t-shirt and a blue vest walked into the Walgreens on University looking dapper as ever and not suspicious at all. Yes, there is sarcasm in that sentence. With his hands shoved in his pockets, he walks up to the cash register and asks for some cigarettes, even throws his arms in the air in excitement.
"This guy's about 5'10, 150 lbs, both of his arms were covered in tattoos," Susan Rogers with Odessa Crime Stoppers said.
As it turns out, his hands weren't in his pockets to keep them warm. When the clerk turns around to grab his brand of cigarettes, he pulls out a gun, obviously startling the clerk who follows his demands and hands over the cash.
"As she's getting the cigarettes out he produces a black handgun and tells her that he'll blow her head off if she doesn't give him the cash out of the register," Rogers said.
That is no way to talk to a lady. While he's on his way out, a witness steps forward to try and stop him, but then our suspect turns around and threatens to shoot him and uses some other words that would certainly get me fired. He then makes a break for it, getting trapped in the automatic door.
"It's just one of those things, if you know this guy then you know him whether it's good video or it's bad video. What he's wearing, look at his hat, his demeanor, the words that he said. There'll be something that'll tip somebody off as to someone they think this might be," Rogers said.
Just remember, we've caught blurrier suspects before.