KANSAS CITY — A Kansas City man allegedly used a novel ploy to distract the victims he intended to rob.
He enlisted the help of a female accomplice to show her breasts to clerks working at a service station. Then he pulled out what he said was a BB gun and demanded money. The clerks reported that an armed man took $500 in the Nov. 2 robbery in the 3300 block of E. Linwood Boulevard.
On Tuesday night, the same clerks called police when a man they identified as the robber entered the store, according to court records. Police arrested Laron Pearson, 21, of Kansas City. Prosecutors charged him today in Jackson County Circuit Court with first-degree robbery.
According to the court documents, Pearson told detectives that he only got $20 in the robbery, which he said he did because he was homeless and had no money for food.