Man Sticks Up Gas Station With Tree Branch

May 22, 2012

An Escambia County Man has been charged with robbing a gas station with a tree branch as a weapon.

Deputies were on patrol when they were flagged down at Trisha’s One Stop on Mobile Highway by an employee that said she had just been robbed, and the suspect was still inside the store.

Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 42-year old Christopher Ray Faulkner at gunpoint as he exited the store. He was charged with aggravated battery using a deadly weapon, criminal mischief and robbery with a deadly weapon. He was booked into the Escambia County Jail with bond set at $25,000.

Deputies said Faulkner entered the store carrying a large tree branch and struck the clerk in the head and ordered her to the counter where he purchased a cigar, according to an arrest report.

The female clerk, according to an arrest report, then punched the robber in the chin with her fist and ran out of the store, screaming for help. Faulkner then grabbed the cash register and slammed it to the ground, according to the report.

The incident was captured on the store’s surveillance video.

Comments

16 Responses to “Man Sticks Up Gas Station With Tree Branch”

  1. CD on May 24th, 2012 8:12 pm

    I can see it now! “Legislatures looking at ways to register tree branches”.

  2. krod on May 23rd, 2012 11:38 am

    OMG….I have refrained from commenting so many times..but this time…I can’t hold myself back….really wish we could rate these comments…..Ricardo would get a 5 star rating….. “Even the Criminals are going green.” LOL…….hilarious….

  3. Gary on May 23rd, 2012 8:25 am

    The ‘root’ of the problem is the lack of respect so many have today. What I don’t understand is why ‘wood’ you pay for a cigar when robbing the store? Why not just ‘leaf’ with it?!?!

    Bet the deputy was very quick to ‘bark’ orders at the suspect to drop his stick….

    (Sorry folks, I had to..)

  4. jw on May 23rd, 2012 6:31 am

    Now thats what you call ’stick em up!’

  5. HURRY on May 22nd, 2012 8:41 pm

    QUICK, LETS BAN TREES!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. hawghead on May 22nd, 2012 6:08 pm

    Just think, some people still believe the world would be safer without guns….

  7. Mike on May 22nd, 2012 12:36 pm

    Well, at least he was nice enough to pay for the cigar after hitting her in the head. :)

  8. SW on May 22nd, 2012 9:25 am

    Glad this ended well; however, things must really be getting rough when the thugs are resorting to tree branches for weapons

    Not saying’, just saying’.

  9. JM on May 22nd, 2012 9:04 am

    DUDE ….this is your BRAIN on DRUGS~

    @Dan
    Now that was very funny and I’d laugh if this whole incident weren’t the tragedy
    of our WONDERFUL AMERICA.

  10. Henry on May 22nd, 2012 7:46 am

    What about tree abuse? Is this pulp fiction?

  11. lawful citzen on May 22nd, 2012 7:37 am

    Although for safety sake, a clerk should should not go into defense mode when being robbed, the person could have had a gun and things could have gotten worse. With that being said, I had to LOL for her hitting him “Back” That is one of them chcks that “will not take the last lick”.

  12. Dan on May 22nd, 2012 7:36 am

    Guess he decided to “branch out” into robbery.

    If you look up his family tree you’ll find out that
    he is a “sap” !

  13. Ricardo on May 22nd, 2012 7:13 am

    Even the criminals are going green. Good for them.

  14. Wow on May 22nd, 2012 5:35 am

    Wow a tree branch that’s crazy

  15. LISA on May 22nd, 2012 5:15 am

    WOW!!! A TREE BRANCH? IT’S GETTING REALLY BAD WHEN PPL CAN’T EVEN GO TO WORK TO TRY MAKE A LIVING AND WORRY ABOUT ALL THESE PPL WITHOUT THINKNING ABOUT OTHERS SAFETY…..JUST THEMSELVES AND HOW THEY CAN STEAL THEIR WAY THRU LIFE INSTEAD OF GETTING A JOB!!!!!

  16. Old Goldie on May 22nd, 2012 3:04 am

    Here’s your sign…..duh…..





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