November 05, 2009
Audio Of 911 Call
Gainesville, FL (The Weekly Vice) – Von Powell, a 22-year-old Gainesville man called 911 to report that he was robbed of his small stash of marijuana and some cash.
According to police, Powell was sitting in his living room around 2:45 a.m. smoking a “blunt“ and having a beer when two armed men burst through his front door.
One of the men hit him in the head with a firearm. The men then took three to four grams of pot and $800 from his pocket.
Powell then ran out of his apartment. He states that he saw the two men leave in a dark-colored vehicle.
Investigators state that 45 minutes later 911 received a call from Powell. He stated that he had been robbed at gunpoint and that he wasn’t exactly sure what his address was. Police found him driving around his Greenleaf neighborhood. (seriously….that really is the name of the neighborhood!)
Powell states that the reason it took him 45 minutes to call the police is because he did not have a phone and had to borrow one from neighbors. Police believe he feared what might happen to happen to him if he reported the crime.
Powell was not arrested for possession of marijuana. Police state that there was a lack of evidence (presumably because his stash was stolen). The two armed robbers are still at large.
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Posted by Danny Vice at 10:21:00 PM