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Man concocts robbery story after blowing half his paycheck at strip club

Published: Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 11:18 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 11:18 a.m.

MANATEE COUNTY — He was three sheets to the wind and $300 lighter in the pocket after a beer-soaked night at a strip club.

And then, the out-of-town visitor realized that his wife may have some questions about where his paycheck went — so authorities say the 27-year-old Winter Park man flagged down a police officer and said he was robbed at gunpoint.

Authorities are skeptical of the robbery story told to an officer early this morning on Tamiami Trail, saying the reputed victim waited 90 minutes to flag down an officer and changed his story several times.

The man told officers that he could not admit to his wife that he spent more than half his paycheck on pitchers of beer and strippers at the Peek-A-Boo Lounge in Manatee County. But he was adamant on getting a robbery report to show her he was robbed of the money.

According to the Manatee Sheriff's Office, the man cashed his paycheck Wednesday and spent $300 of it at the strip bar.

He went back to his motel, the Quality Inn, drank some more and flagged down an officer about 6:30 a.m.

The man told them that he has a wife and that the two share a common bank account to pay bills and buy groceries. “And that's why he needed this robbery report,” Manatee Sheriff's Sgt. Will Kelley wrote in his report.

The alleged robber has not been found.


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Added: Jun-29-2010 Occurred On: Jun-24-2010
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