Meet Genard Trey Dupree, 27, and Tarus Bernard Scott, 30. These two men are accused of not just stealing almost $400 worth of items from a Wal-Mart in Lake Wales, Florida but using a fake heart attack to distract customers. I am not sure what is more depressing, these two thieves preying on decent people who want to help a stricken man or the fact that very few people actually stopped in the video below. The men stole a motorized Barbie Power Wheels, a Barbie vacation house, and a LeapFrog tablet
The video below shows the men walking around the store putting toys into a shopping cart. Dupree then approaches the door and feigns a heart attack in grabbing his chest. One man shows concern while half a dozen people just walk by. Scott then slips out and Dupree recovers and walks out. They both then leave in a silver SUV.
Dupree’s probation officer quickly identified him. Dupree has 24 prior arrests since 1998-starting when he was 11. He is the definition of a habitual felon. So is Scott. He has eight arrests on his record and was just released in 2013 from Everglades Correctional Institution after serving a 10-year state prison sentence on armed robbery charges. Dupree was on probation for theft when he was arrested in this caper. Reports include this line “The Sheriff’s Office said neither man was cooperative.” Given the evidence, I imagine not.
Of course, they could use the Barbie defense: “Forgiveness lets you fly.” It is worth a try.
Source: The Ledger