“Larry L. Hobock, 29, was taken into custody early Sunday morning after he tried to rob the Millington Walmart located at 8445 Highway 51, fox13memphis.com reports. “According to police, they responded at 2:36 a.m. to an alarm at the gun case located in the sporting goods section.” OK, that’s not good . . .
A gun robbery in the middle of the night (albeit in a store open 24 hours a day). But here’s the really scary part . . .
The investigation determined, the suspect had used a tool to break into the gun case and then removed the trigger locks from two of the shotguns. The suspect was attempting to remove the third trigger guard when confronted by officers. Officers found the suspect had removed ammunition from store shelves and loaded two of the shotguns with three rounds of ammunition each.
Who steals shotguns and loads them on the spot? Someone who’s deeply stupid or deeply drugged or deeply psychotic or deeply stupid, drugged and psychotic. Not the kind of call I’d like to receive as a reserve deputy. Thankfully . . .
No shots were fired by the suspect or officers and no injuries reported by Wal Mart employees on duty on the time.
Hobock is currently in custody at the Millington Police Department and charged with Aggravated Robbery. He is being held on $250,000 bond. This case is still under investigation and other charges may be added.
Add charges! Add charges! This is not the kind of person who should be walking the streets at 2:36 am. Or any other time for that matter.