The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office have made an arrest following the attempted robbery at Dollar General on the 4400 block of Bee Ridge Road Sunday.
Deputies arrested 33-year-old Mario Smith during a traffic stop Tuesday, after they located the shirt and shorts allegedly worn during the crime. Officers had already arrested Smith for possession of narcotics equipment before searching his vehicle, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.
Dollar General employee Tammy Lynn Hoppa had refused to open the cash register after Smith threatened to “pull out a gun,” and told him to leave. After Smith left, Hoppa reported to authorities he was wearing a “Mario Bros.”-themed shirt and basketball shorts.
Smith is being held without bond at the Sarasota County Jail.
Currently 0 Responses
4 Meet the Sky
5 Volunteer Connect Meeting
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
9 Back to School Bash 2014
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
9 Cat Depot Leash Walking Class
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Heron East Assisted Living Facility held its second annual “Senior Prom” last month.
Sarasota nonprofits the Boys and Girls Club of Sarasota County and Big Brothers Big Sisters are hosting donation drives. The Boys and Girls Club’s drive runs from July 21 through Aug. 2 and is accepting clothing, shoes, books and small household items for Goodwill Manasota.
Vive La France
The Alliance Francaise held a fundraiser in honor of Bastille Day, or La Fête Nationale, Monday, July 14, at Marina Jack.