Jury Trial Recessed For Molino Pharmacy ‘Underwear Robber’

April 28, 2012

The trial of a Molino man accused of robbing a local pharmacy in 2010 while wearing underwear on his head was delayed Friday over the availability of a witness.

The jury trial of Joseph Daniel Flowers, now 58, got underway Thursday on multiple charges including  robbery with a firearm and several drug possession charges for the September 20, 2010, holdup of Scott’s Pharmacy on Highway 29,

On the first day of the trial, Judge Gary Bergosh denied a defense motion to disallow video of the robbery and denied a defense request for acquittal.  The court was recessed until 8:30 Friday morning.

Over objections by the State Attorney’s Office, a defense motion to delay the trial was granted by Bergosh due to the availability of a key defense witness. Bergosh recessed the trial until Monday morning.

Also on Friday, the defense filed motions to exclude surveillance video. The defense is also asking that evidence and testimony from the trial of Krystal Lynn Collins, the getaway car driver in the armed robbery. Collins was previously found guilty of armed robbery with a firearm and a half dozen felony drug charges. She was sentenced was 25 years in prison.

Flowers allegedly robbed the pharmacy while wearing a bathrobe, slippers, yellow kitchen gloves and underwear on his head. His trial was delayed for months before he was declared competent to stand trial. Flowers is being held  in the Escambia County Jail without bond.

Pictured top: Joseph Daniel Flowers is detained by an Escambia County Sheriff’s Office shortly after the robbery of Scott’s Pharmacy in Molino. Pictured below: Scott’s Pharmacy in Molino was robbed September 20, 2010. NorthEscambia.com file photos, click to enlarge.


11 Responses to “Jury Trial Recessed For Molino Pharmacy ‘Underwear Robber’”

  1. Jim W on April 29th, 2012 10:40 pm

    @me. That is exactly the point if you take the due process away from him then it could be taken from the innocent as well. Precidence will have been set!
    I agree with you one hundred percent that he sealed his fate and made his own decission to do what he did. But, he still should get due process. Because to deney will be to deney all of us due process if it were one of us. other wise your discriminating and possibly opening the door for us all to loose our rights!

  2. rolltide on April 29th, 2012 6:10 pm

    an alabama fan….way to make saban proud!

  3. David Huie Green on April 28th, 2012 4:20 pm

    ” More taxpayer money down the drain ….get on with it , get it over with , get it done! Put him in jail where he needs to be ”

    There are costs and delays in the execution of justice, but generally, it’s worth it.


    “Only 0.7 percent of Florida’s total budget goes to the courts. Both Arkansas and Kentucky allocate 3.5 percent each of their funds, while Georgia allots 0.9 percent.”

    Therefore, if you completely eliminated the Florida judiciary and just shot all accused people on the spot, you would only save seventy cents per hundred dollars of the Florida budget. The price in lawlessness would be much higher than the little gain.

    David for value added justice

  4. me on April 28th, 2012 3:30 pm

    Jim, what about the rights of the people he robbed…and the innocent customers? He was caught…he deserves nothing. He had planned this and he carried it out. He made the decision and sealed his own fate when he stepped out out of the car and when he put his foot inside that business

  5. JIM W on April 28th, 2012 1:33 pm

    For all of you who just want to get it over by just throwing him in the klink. You better stop and think about what you are asking for here. Although it does appear on the surface in large measure he is guilty he still has a right to due process. To deny that process is to deny his rights. Therefore setting presidence for other trials and then it could be you the victim one of these days not having due process! So, careful what you ask for.
    I am very aware of the cost to taxpayers as I pay taxes as well. But a part of paying taxes is to see that you get fair and just treatment by law enforcement and the Government over all. The Constitution dictates how the citizens of our Government will be Governed and treated which is the law of the land. For the people and by the people!

    Jim for common sense and Constitutional Rights being followed and protected!

  6. ToAllTheKnowItAlls on April 28th, 2012 11:50 am

    Maybe he has Trial and gets to go through the process because he, just as anyone else in this country has the right to a fair trial.That hopefully have people a little smarter than you on the jury.Mistakes can be made and innocent people can be wrongly accused.It Happens believe it or not..So until its over…Just stop with all the taxpayer money skit’ please..If you know so much maybe you should be down there on the witness stand showing all your evidence..i mean you seem to be soooo sure he is guilty that no trial is needed.I believe in do the crime do the time also..but i believe if there is by some chance he didnt do it then he has a right to be going back home,,But oh wait,if he didnt do it he has no home now, He has lost everything.So if he didnt do it all the fine people that are so sure he did..Can pat yourselves on the back. and say oh sorry you lost everything..We were just so sure you did it that we never thought about , “What if he didnt”…Yes Someone walked into that pharmacy.but without knowing all the facts i personally believe in innocent until proven guilty….Unlike all of you i see on here making comments..Its people like you that put jesus on the cross,,Judging without even a second look at possibly he is telling the truth…But maybe Karma will find you someday in the same situation when you didnt do something but no one in the world believes you..People like you that try to convict someone without fairness/you just know it all and that should be enough proof..Well people like you make me sick..I pay taxes and so does all my family,,I dont have a problem with anything that taxes pay if its going to prove beyond a shadow af a doubt someone is innocent or guilty.Id rather be certain before putting an innocent person away,just as id rather be certain before letting a guilty person walk..So think on that a little while..ANd pay your taxes..ill pay mine..Rou may just find yourself needing taxpayers money an time someday yourself,,So please spare the taxpayer Skit..If you even pay very much to start with…Alot of people dont! But i know ..FACT,,me an mine do pay in alot..

  7. 429SCJ on April 28th, 2012 11:39 am

    Get a good look at him, because it will be a long time before you see him again.

  8. Terri Sanders on April 28th, 2012 11:03 am

    Get away driver got 25 years.I bet this guy gets less….

  9. baebae on April 28th, 2012 9:58 am

    When your underwear becomes your outerwear….you become unaware…that its your underwear….wonder where the underwear was 15 minutes before the robbery…YUCK !!! Fruit of the Loom…moveover Wait til they get their HANES on you brother

  10. JM on April 28th, 2012 8:06 am

    I would like to see a picture of him dressed in the robbery garb THAT would be
    the ONLY thing funny in this horrible robbery.

  11. Concerend citizen on April 28th, 2012 5:43 am

    Thats just plain crazy …. More taxpayer money down the drain ….get on with it , get it over with , get it done! Put him in jail where he needs to be ! It’s a very simple process really. He walked in that pharmacy and put everyone in danger and scared them to death…. Customers , employees . These lawyers that try n get ppl like him off make me sick . He did the crime now pay the time .