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Thief Robs Bakery With AIDS-Filled Syringe

Thief Robs Bakery With AIDS-Filled Syringe

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The Daily Mail via YellowBrix

July 28, 2011

Police are searching for a man they say robbed a cupcake store armed with a syringe which he said was filled with ‘AIDS-infected blood’.

The robbery happened at Gigi’s Cupcakes in Denver after a man who had been pan-handling outside moments before entered and told the clerk he would ‘stick’ a customer with the needle if she didn’t open the cash register.

The thief got away with $300.

According to clerk Kendra Jackson, the suspect pulled out the syringe and threatened to stick a patron if another clerk didn’t comply with his demands.

She said: ‘He had a syringe that he said was filled with blood that had been infected with AIDS and he said he was going to stick her if he didn’t open up the cash registers.’

The shop owner Carrie Bach described the robbery as ‘creepy’ .

She said: ‘I think that really intimidated my staff. To think that they have to put their lives on the line to work in a cup cake shop is crazy in itself.’

Ms Jackson shared her description of the man with police. They scoured the neighbourhood but failed to find the needle-wielding bandit.

Ms Bach claims pan-handling and drug dealing are a growing problem in her neighbourhood and it’s not being addressed.

She said: ‘I would say the cops have been supportive but they have also been clear that when it comes to crime there are priorities and pan-handling and drug dealing is not a priority.’

Denver Police say some of the pan-handling is legal and they’re investigating this robbery.

Sonny Jackson, spokesperson for the Denver Police Department, said: ‘There is not a lot a lot they goes on that we can’t get our arms around. Just because you don’t have an address doesn’t mean you can go out and do a crime and get away with it.’

  • Patrol_vehicle_max50


    about 3 years ago


    Darsavmo... that is a good question, if he approached with the syringe, and you either knowing or not knowing weather or not it was an "AIDS" filled syringe. would someone be justified in pulling there duty weapon and using deadly force? and if so, I wonder what the ramifications would be for doing so.......

  • Hg_max50


    about 3 years ago


    @darsavmo...yes and HELL YES!

  • Me_last_wk_max50


    about 3 years ago


    What a POS

  • Thinker_max50


    about 3 years ago


    Would this be considered Armed Robbery and would deadly force be authorized if approached and he failed to drop his syringe/weapon? Glad my professional/legal insurance is paid up...

  • Est_training_with_kansas_city_metro_037_max50


    about 3 years ago



  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 3 years ago

    That is just completely disgusting

  • 1410_max50


    about 3 years ago


    Oh boy.

  • Caduceus_max50


    about 3 years ago


    Damn! This is sick, twisted and just plain wrong. Hope they catch this perp soon!!!

  • Angel_kincaid_park_2014_max50


    about 3 years ago


    Hope this nut job is located quickly, thats just sick......

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 3 years ago


    Creepy, just plain creepy.

  • Picture_100_max50


    about 3 years ago


    Desperation at its best!!!
    Just like when someone is committing crimes with a realistic toy gun, we have to assume the blood was AIDS/HIV infected. That was a lot of effort for a $300 take, but it may be enough to lead the criminal it was worth his while. You may see him using the needle in strong arm robberies of individuals and/or at other stores.
    There is nothing worse than being pricked with an AIDS/HIV infected needle. One of my good friends was patting down a prostitute in Oakland several years ago. Prior to the search he asked the lady if she had anything that might hurt him, specifically needles. She said no, he got pricked. She then said “I am sorry officer, I got the bug. I have full blown AIDS”. For the next six months he was a mess, could not touch his wife, and did not know his future. He was HIV free.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 3 years ago

    I hope they find they find him and that he gets what he deserves...

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 3 years ago

    Maybe the blood was his own..otherwise, how would he have gotten it, realistically?

  • Erin_1_max50


    about 3 years ago


    Crazy... I wonder if there really was ‘AIDS-infected blood’ in the syringe...

  • John_groh_max50


    about 3 years ago


    She said: ‘I would say the cops have been supportive but they have also been clear that when it comes to crime there are priorities and pan-handling and drug dealing is not a priority.’

    I find it hard to believe that an Officer would say the drug dealing is not a priority. I suspect that the Officer might have stated that there are priorities and that the lady might have assumed the rest.

    I'm sure they will come up with this guy sooner or later. They do need to get him off the street before he hurts someone. More then likely he will pull this again since it worked so well the first time.

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