There are few places that suffer from as much crime in the United States as the city of Chicago.
One Chicago criminal decided to expand his criminal activities to the state of Florida.
He instantly regretted that decision…
Rakim Stephen Tate, 32, entered a Florida convenience store on September 9th while wielding a large shotgun.
Unfortunately for Tate, the store clerk saw him arming himself before entering the store.
This allowed the clerk time to procure his own weapon as Tate entered.
According to the clerk, and surveillance footage, the would-be robber had a sudden change of heart.
“I don’t mean no harm, I’m just not from around here,” Tate began mumbling to the clerk.
“I got a big (expletive) gun, but I’m not from around here is what I’m saying. I’m from Chicago bro.”
Tate then asked the clerk what type of gun he was holding.
The clerk’s answer prompted Tate to swiftly make his exit.
He was arrested on September 15th.
Shotgun-wielding man ‘from Chicago’ makes swift exit after Florida store clerk points gun at him https://t.co/nw3WUbhYvJ
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) September 27, 2022
Daily Mail has more on this failed robbery attempt:
A man wielding a shotgun strolled into a Florida convenience store during an attempted robbery, but made a swift exit once the store clerk displayed his own weapon, authorities say.
Rakim Stephen Tate, 32, walked into a convenience store in Pensacola, Florida on September 9, brandishing a large and visible shotgun at his side.
According to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, he has been charged with attempted robbery and openly carrying a prohibited firearm.
In the surveillance footage, Tate can be seen talking to the clerk, who is off screen, before deciding to leave.
— New York Post (@nypost) September 27, 2022
Florida alleged robber armed with gun claims ‘I’m from Chicago, bro,’ leaves when clerk displays own weapon https://t.co/KxNXbVFyWa
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) September 27, 2022
Fox News shared details of the altercation between Tate and the store clerk:
“I don’t mean no harm, I’m just not from around here,” Tate is heard saying while holding his weapon. “I got a big (expletive) (expletive) gun, but I’m not from around here is what I’m saying. I’m from Chicago bro.”
Tate is heard asking the employee what kind of weapon he is holding. The employee responds before Tate slowly walks out of the store.
“He then fumbles for words, resorting to meaningless babble about being from Chicago,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement. “Words seem to fail you when your felony attempt is thwarted by lawful and righteous force.”
Tate was arrested on Sept. 15 in Santa Rose County, authorities said, adding “You’re not in Chicago anymore; you’re under arrest.”
Apparently the phrase “I’m from Chicago, bro” isn’t as intimidating as this guy had hoped…
‘You’re not in Chicago anymore; you’re under arrest.’
— Conservative Tribune (@conserv_tribune) September 27, 2022
Yeah, don’t try that mess in Florida. This isn’t Chicago. The good guys have guns too. https://t.co/A8QNhVFCZb
— Just Mindy 🐊 (@just_mindy) September 27, 2022