The hardest part about being a Raiders fan is not the consecutive losses strung over two seasons, the revolving door for head coaches or an ownership more interested in moving a team than fielding one. Nope, it's having to be associated with thugs and thieves who don't know a pro-set formation from a probation officer. Take the armed robber of a Stanton market Tuesday night … PLEASE!
"On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at approximately 11:35 p.m., an armed robbery occurred at the La Pico Market located at 10480 Beach Boulevard in the city of Stanton," reads an Orange County Sheriff's Department release. "The suspect brandished a knife and threatened both the store employee and customers. The loss was an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and a bottle of alcohol."
Here is the key passage:
"The suspect is described as a male Hispanic in his 20's, short, with a shaved head and wearing a 'Raiders' sweatshirt."
Mike Tirico and Coach Chuckie, let's go to the video …
Dude in the black Raiders sweatshirt actually stole what appears to be a 40-ouncer from a fellow who'd just paid for it. Cold!
These days, it'd be news if the bandit was NOT wearing Raiders gear. Hey, OCSD, from now on just tell us when a criminal is wearing something other than Raiders stuff; it'll be assumed the perp is wearing Oakland duds otherwise.
As for the La Pico Market robber, he was last seen exiting the store and entering the passenger side of a SUV that fled the area northbound on Beach Boulevard from Cerritos Avenue. Anyone who knows who it is is asked to contact the Orange County Sheriff's Department at 714.647.7000. Anonymous tips may be left with Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855.847.6227 (855-TIP-OCCS) or via occrimestoppers.org.