OKC Robbery Suspect Cries, Laments Lack Of Work


Friday, April 12th 2013, 2:18 pm
By: News 9


A man suspected of trying to rob an Oklahoma City Taco Bell at gunpoint cried uncontrollably and said he couldn't find a job, according to police.

Employees at the fast food restaurant at 7024 S.W. 3rd Street called police around 10:15 p.m. April 10. A worker said a man, later identified as 22-year-old old Markeese Gentry, walked in and handed a worker a note that read, "Give me the money. I have a gun."

Police say after demanding money, Gentry refused to leave. Officers arrived within minutes and arrested him. Police say when they tried to take Gentry into custody, he refused to follow commands and kept trying to pull away.

Police searched Gentry and found a 9mm handgun, baggies containing meth and marijuana, and a drug pipe.

An officer read Gentry his Miranda Rights and Gentry agreed to speak with police. When the officer asked him questions, however, Gentry began crying uncontrollably and would not answer. The officer said Gentry eventually said he'd applied for nearly 20 jobs and couldn't find work.

Police booked Gentry into the Oklahoma County jail on complaints of armed robbery, drug possession and obstructing an officer.