An Armed Robbery Suspect Tried To Make His Getaway In An Uber Taxi
This guy really didn’t plan ahead after he robbed a supermarket and, having failed to line up a getaway driver, he instead called on an Uber taxi to come and pick him up.
Dashawn Terrell Cochran, 23, allegedly robbed a shop at gunpoint near Baltimore, Maryland in the U.S.
He strolled into the store at around 2.30am and picked up some Tylenol cold medicine, before pulling a gun on the employee who came to serve him and demanded money. He must have really wanted to get rid of his flu!
After fleeing with the cash, Cochran was seen leaping into a silver Lexus with two other passengers.
However, when the police chased down the vehicle and detained those inside, it became apparent that the driver and the other passenger had no idea they were helping a criminal to make his escape.
When questioned, the man behind the wheel explained that he was an Uber driver and “had nothing to do with the robbery” last Wednesday. Police agreed and released him and his passenger.
Cochran was charged with armed robbery, first-degree assault, second-degree assault and theft of less than $1,000, ABC News reports.
Honestly, the stupidity of this guy almost defies belief. He went to the effort of buying a gun but couldn’t enlist a mate to help him flee the scene? Incredible.