Felony Rap In Knifepoint Candy Bar Robbery
“Don’t make me do something stupid for a Snickers bar.”
AUGUST 19–You’re not you when you’re hungry.
A Florida Man is jailed on an armed robbery charge after allegedly trying to steal a Snickers candy bar at knifepoint in a Wawa convenience store.
A clerk told police that Erick Minto, 49, entered the Largo store late Tuesday night “asking for free food.” Minto, who lives in a Clearwater apartment eight miles from the Wawa, had his request denied by the worker.
At that point, Minto allegedly pulled out a folding knife, opened it, and pointed the weapon at the clerk while saying, “Don’t make me do something stupid for a Snickers bar.”
The victim handed Minto the candy “as he was in fear for his life,” according to an arrest affidavit.
Minto then departed the store, but left the Snickers behind on the front counter.
When a Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office deputy later questioned Minto, he admitted opening the knife, but denied threatening the clerk. Seen above, Minto reportedly said that he was “attempting to trade the knife for a Snickers bar.”
That barter claim was unpersuasive.
Minto was arrested for armed robbery and booked into the county jail, where he is locked up in lieu of $10,000 bond on the felony count.