Tuesday, November 25, 2014

FB post says man robbed & beaten near Baptist Hospital. Here is the REST of story.

A Facebook post making the rounds claims a woman's husband was robbed at gunpoint and beaten "near Baptist" hospital and accuses JPD of incompetence as well.  However, the police reports tell a different story.

Well, in this case there IS a Rest of the Story.  JJ obtained a copy of the police incident report and well, the story told to JPD doesn't jibe with the Facebook messages.

Mr. Johnston told JPD he left Gray-Daniels Chevrolet and went to a gas station close on the intersection of Cedars of Lebanon and North State Street* A stranger allegedly got out of his car and told him he noticed Mr. Johnston had a bow in his truck.  He said a friend needed money and would sell him his bow for "$50".  So Mr. Johnston followed him to an apartment complex on Brown Street by Tougaloo Park (It must be North Hill apartments.).  He followed the car to the back of the complex and parked.  Two black males ran to his car while pointing guns at him. They told him to get out, took his handgun, Iphone, wallet (with $400 cash), and a CB radio. They hit him in the back of the head and told him to leave in his truck and warned him not to call the police.   The apartments are known for a heavy traffic in non-FDA-approved pharmaceutical sales.  The police incident report is posted below.

Kingfish note: The story told and spread on social media is much different than the one told to police.  The police probably did not believe his story, hence the "crazy questions".  Tougaloo Park is not exactly "near Baptist".  The "victim" lives in Simpson County but the wife is from Madison County. There was much information in the Facebook posts that was simply not true although the author was  probably posting the information she was given.  The post was shared and generated no fewer than 70 comments.   However, its easier to say  Jackson is  a town of savages and JPD is totally incompetent as seen in the comments.   Never mind the truth.  Here are some of the comments:

Hate to hear that, Jackson is so dangerous and with holidays creeping up on us, I am so glad Kevin is ok!

 Oh my goodness!!! That is SO scary!! So glad he is ok. It's a shame Jackson is that bad in broad daylight.

 Oh my gracious! Jackson has become such a terrible place! Praying for Kevin and all of you.

 I always try to make sure my tank is full of gas before I go to Jackson. I don't use gas stations there or ATMs. Too dangerous. But a man should feel safe to do so. I'm so sorry this happened. Wonder if anyone was watching and if they reported it to the police?

 JPD is one of the reasons the city has gotten out of hand. So much apathy...

  I'm so sorry. That's why there is so much crime in Jackson!

 Omg xxxxx that's horrible!! I'm so sorry that happened to y'all . That area has gotten so bad most clinics have moved out, he is so lucky ! Praise The Lord

 They didn't take fingerprints?

  I am so sorry about this but so thankful that he is ok. It is definitely not a good idea to stop at any gas stations in Jackson if at all possible. And with the lax attitude of JPD is exactly the reason there is so much crime because the criminals know they will get away with it. Praise God that it wasn't any worse!!

*Actually it was Culley or Bounds Streets, ,Close to Cedars and near the old Napa store. Cedars of Lebanon was mention because more people are familiar with Cedars of Lebanon.

Note: Names differ between FB and police report. Middle name is Kevin. 

Another note: Hell, I just can't resist.


Anonymous said...

I can understand their frustration. Yeah Yeah here is a card with your Case #. LOL And that is all they will ever get.

Kingfish said...

Uh huh. I was told the Precinct Commander even spoke to them for some time.

Anonymous said...

Note to self (and other stupid rednecks): If a 6'10" black dude tells you he can get you a $50 bow, it probably is too good to be true. Even in Jackustan.

Anonymous said...

That dude must be dumber than shit to fall for that story.

Anonymous said...

It is somewhat different, but when my car was burglarized, JPD acted amazed that I would want it fingerprinted. It took almost an hour to get the kit to our location. I never heard a follow-up. They were nice, just aloof. To them, it was no b ig deal. I may be a rural rube, but living in a place where stealing from one's car is "no big deal" is a non-starter. To say nothing of safety, I just want to be able to live in a place where my stuff isn't stolen and vandalized.
Again, this is a different deal, but the JPD description seemed appropriate.

Kingfish said...

If he indeed fell for a story.

Anonymous said...

sounds like a drug deal gone bad and Mr. J didn't want his wife to know the truth

Anonymous said...

dude went to buy drugs, got robbed, and had to come up with a story that didn't involve drugs to tell his friends and family when he got back looking like a moron.

JPD aint the best and brightest, far from it, but they can spot this BS when they see it.

Anonymous said...

sounds like this person from Simpson county went to the hood to buy drugs and the deal went down badly...

Deanna said...

I'm a bit confused. The guy in the Facebook post is named Kevin, the guy in the police report is named Joe. One has him going to a doctors appointment at Baptist, the other getting his car serviced at Grey-Daniels. I realize the descriptions of the robbery are the same. I'm just lost as to why the names and locations are different but the stories the same.

Kingfish said...

Middle name is Kevin.

pjm said...

I agree with others that he most likely was trying to score some pharmaceuticals. What makes my brain hurt are those who feel they need to share every minute detail of their lives on FB (mama hasn't pooped in a week, there's a guy with a gun behind every ATM in Jackson...etc). now if it comes out hubby was looking for some left handed cigarettes will they publish a "retraction" on their FB page???

Kingfish said...

I'd be pretty mad if I was the CEO of MBMC.

Anonymous said...

The "victim" shouldn't try to cover up his stupidity by trying to make others look stupid.

Anonymous said...

Wow....a CB radio. This dude probably had the last one on the planet.

Anonymous said...

That's what happens when you go to buy crack cocaine.

Kingfish said...


Anonymous said...

Frankly, the wife's writing style raises red flags for me. I'm not sure why. My years as a landlord taught me more about people than it's probably healthy to know. And the way she phrases things reminds me of some of my more problematic tenants. I think there's a whole lot more to this story.

Anonymous said...

Isn't Brown Street near Tougaloo south off County Line? I've always heard that is a drug street. Don't have any idea where there is a Brown and and apartment complex.

This is not adding up to me.

Anonymous said...

The apartments on Brown st are notorious for drug activity. They are nowhere near Cedars of Lebanon or North Hill though. West of State st, east of Tougaloo Park and about a block south of County Line.

Anonymous said...

Just keep doing what you do kf. Maybe, unlikely, we'll ever get anywhere with the city of jax. Just pathetic scenarios which we're all guilty of by allowing what we elect. Maybe the other side of the fence is actually greener. Got to be something we're missing

Anonymous said...

probably should have counted his blessings and let it go; now everybody knows his name, where he's from and what he's up to. Seems like there was another groups of folks from Simpson County not too long ago that made up a story about their trip to Jacktown.

Anonymous said...

There seems to be rather a large number of people in the area who, in the absence of accurate information or to deflect criticism or cover up their own actions, just make shit up.

Anonymous said...

yep. knew a guy once who would trade his stuff for drugs then report it stolen to cover his tracks and get insurance money for more drugs. In the end he traded his SUV for some crack.

Kingfish said...

Still up on Facebook. No retractions.

Anonymous said...

Why would the wife retract it? She obviously believes what her husband told her.

Kingfish said...


Kingfish said...

Damn. No one liked the Miami vice reference.

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