The "Merry Christmas" Bandit Wishes Yuletide Greetings As He Robs You
Claus: Not the suspect.
Employees of a northeast-side gas station probably were feeling a little low about 4 a.m. December 19.
First, because they were working at a freaking gas station at 4 a.m. in the morning. Second, because they had just had a pistol waved in their faces by a robber demanding cash.
All those blues magically went away, we're sure, when the robber turned back at the door and they heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight, "Y'all have a Merry Christmas."
Truly a Christmas miracle.
University of Houston Cougars Football vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane Football
TicketsSat., Oct. 15, 11:00am
Rice University Owls Football vs. UTSA Roadrunners Football
TicketsSat., Oct. 15, 6:00pm
Rice University Owls Football vs. Prairie View A&M University Football
TicketsSat., Oct. 22, 2:30pm
University of Houston Cougars Football vs. UCF Knights Football
TicketsSat., Oct. 29, 11:00am
Crime Stoppers and the Harris County Sheriff's Office today released video of the incident and are asking for the public's help in catching the robber, who also "pointed the pistol at several patrons" as he ran through the parking lot, the agencies said.
The suspect is described as a thin black male, 20-30 years old, standing between 5-7 and 5-9 and weighing 150-160 pounds. "At the time of the offense, he was wearing a white thermal long-sleeve shirt, a baseball cap, black pants and dark shoes," Crime Stoppers said.
Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713-222-TIPS (8477).
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you'll never miss Houston Press' biggest stories.