Even for those of us who practice in the criminal law area, some crimes simply leave us stunned. In Ellensburg, Washington, Robert Daniel Webb, 42, brought his 9-year-old daughter as he robbed a convenience store with a handgun. The girl is shown in the video below watching her father commit the armed robbery at 2:45 am.
In pointing the gun at the clerk, Webb reportedly said “Open the till and got me what you have … I’m out of work. My daughter’s got to survive.” He made off with about $200.00.
Webb apparently has been unemployed for months.
In 2007, Webb’s wife won a restraining order against Webb, accusing him of drinking heavily and trying to choke her as well as threatening her with a bow and arrow.
Despite this record and the shocking act, the story has struck a cord with many citizens as more and more parents desperately struggle to deal with the recession and unemployment. Nevertheless, this is one desperate measure not justified by desperate times.
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