Monday, January 14, 2008

New meaning to bring your child to work day

In the Minneaapolis Star Tribune:
A suburban mom is accused of bringing her 20-month-old son along to two armed robberies, and she and a man were jailed on serious charges. According to the criminal complaints against Jessica L. Reich, 21, of Brooklyn Park, and Patrick L. Mobley, 21, of south Minneapolis:

About 10:30 p.m. Monday, a man was taking out the trash behind a home in the 3000 block of Pleasant Avenue S. when a man emerged from a car, pulled a handgun, ordered the victim to the ground and took his driver's license, check card and cell phone. The gunman fled in the car.
Nearby on Lake Street soon after, a woman was approaching the door to her home when a man walked up and pointed a handgun at her face. The man grabbed the woman's purse and shopping bag. The man ran to a car. Inside, the victim said, she saw a woman in the front passenger seat and a small child in the backseat. The victim reported the car's license plate to police, who traced it to a Brooklyn Park apartment building in the 5800 block of 73rd Avenue N., where Reich lives.

A car with that license plate was stopped, and police arrested Mobley and Reich. In the backseat was a small child, who was taken into protective custody. A search of the car found items from both victims and a .32-caliber revolver. Reich is charged with endangerment of a child, a gross misdemeanor.

Suppose this was how Ma Barker started out?

Speaking of guns, anyone watch the Sara Conner Chronicles last night???


  1. Hmmm--and to think my last job frowned if we brought our babies more than once to work. They already did two jobs in one day. Of course, teh slammer doesn't sound like my suburbian dream.

  2. Now I can understand why you would have to bring the baby on the first robbery. But the second? Use some of that money and get a sitter. Criminals are so dumb.