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Man In Obama Mask Robs Florida McDonald’s

From the Palm Beach Post:

[PBP caption:] A gunman wearing a mask resembling President Barack Obama robbed a Riviera Beach McDonald’s Saturday morning, police said. Surveillance photo on left, Barack Obama-type mask at right (not actual mask) [sic].

Man in Obama mask robs Riviera Beach McDonald’s

By Cynthia Roldan
February 1, 2012

RIVIERA BEACH—Authorities are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed a McDonald’s on Saturday while wearing a President Barack Obama mask.

Riviera Beach Police say that the man who held employees of the McDonald’s at 3551 Broadway at gunpoint with a silver, semi-automatic handgun, was wearing a mask "resembling a likeness" to Obama.

How do you resemble a likeness?

He ordered all employees to the back office at 6:21 a.m., and then ordered the manager to open the safe and place the cash in a cloth bag he brought.

Before leaving the restaurant, the man threatened to kill the employees if they did not stay in the office. He then ran from the store in an northeast direction with about $1,000 cash, a written release by Riviera Beach Police said.

It couldn’t be Obama or any real politician. They never steal anything small.

The suspect is approximately 6-feet tall, weighs about 170 pounds, and was wearing all-black clothing with white gloves during the robbery.

So we don’t know his racial ‘persuasion.’ But how much do you want to bet that if the perp turns out to be white he will be charged with a hate crime.

Even so, if you are going to steal from McDonald’s, shouldn’t you be wearing a Michelle Obama mask?

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, February 1st, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

10 Responses to “Man In Obama Mask Robs Florida McDonald’s”

  1. untrainable says:

    When an Obama like-likeness of a guy takes money from a corporation and runs, they call it robbery. When Obama takes money from a corporation and runs, they call it redistribution. The english language is so very complicated these days.

  2. proreason says:

    I’m confused by this story. I think what really must have happened is that the robber took money from some patrons at gunpoint and gave it to other ones who were probably eating for free anyway.

  3. Mithrandir says:


    Soooo much symbolism here, I don’t even know where to start!

  4. P. Aaron says:

    COPS TO ROBBERY VICTIM: “Were you held up by Hope, or Change?”

  5. JohnMG says:

    Are the witnesses certain it was a mask?

    Just askin’.

  6. TerryAnne says:

    I’m glad to see he holds his gun gangsta-style.

  7. canary says:

    Obama pic at Disney World in Florida Jan 19 2012
    Obama pic at Auto Show trying out Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 in Florida Jan 31, 2012

    Creepy behavior during Florida primary elections

    Just thought they’d show some footage of the robbery but imagine there’s a gag order to do so.


  8. Reality Bytes says:

    At least he brought a gun. The real Obama just smiles while he robs you.

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