A Florida woman’s alleged robbery attempt definitely didn’t go as planned.
Chariese Patrice Peterson, 26, was smoking a cigar with a man last Tuesday while sitting in a car she allegedly stole when she asked if she could use a bathroom inside his Fort Myers apartment, according to a police report cited by the News-Press in Fort Myers. He complied to the seemingly innocuous request. After using his bathroom, the man told police that Peterson came out holding a gun, which she allegedly pointed at the head of a woman who was in the apartment, the News-Press reported. The victim told police she forced everyone in the unit into a bedroom and told them to fork over their phones, jewelry, cash and wallets.
One of the female victims reportedly tried to take the gun out of Peterson’s hands. Peterson allegedly reacted by pistol-whipping that victim and accidentally ejecting the gun’s magazine in the process, according to the News-Press. At this point, two men in the apartment overpowered Peterson and called police.
The woman who was pistol-whipped suffered a cut to her head. It’s not clear if she sought out medical attention. Based on the mugshot, it appears that Peterson also suffered some injuries to her face.
Online jail records show that she is in jail on a $155,000 bond. She faces multiple charges of robbery with a firearm, carrying a concealed unlicensed weapon and displaying a firearm during a felony. She will be arraigned on Sept. 24.
This is not Peterson’s first time behind bars. She reportedly has a lengthy arrest record which includes drug possession and battery charges in addition to previous weapons charges.
[Photo: Lee County Sheriff’s Office]
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