They’re calling him the “Stun Gun Bandit,” and police are trying to track him down before he shocks again.
The suspect shocked a clerk after robbing her at gunpoint at a boutique in the Fashion District in Downtown Los Angeles
on Tuesday, according to investigators.
“Make no mistake -- the man was armed with a gun, which he showed the clerk,” said Lt. Paul Vernon
of the LAPD
’s Central Station. “But after the young woman gave up the money, the robber shocked her arm with a stun gun just to be mean.
"This is after she has completely cooperated."
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That's right -- he had everything he wanted, then went behind a counter and shocked the 27-year-old woman twice on the arm with the stun gun. Vernon said the stun gun probably had 100,000 to 400,000 volts.
The woman was unarmed, unless you count the pair of scissors on the counter for which she never made a move.
Police released security photos on Thursday showing the so-called “Stun Gun Bandit.” If you recognize the man in the photo, detectives want to hear from you.