The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a suspect who pulled a gun on a Good Samaritan giving him a ride to a restaurant last month.
The victim told OCSO deputies he was approached by a man at the Shalimar Tom Thumb May 24th. He says the individual asked for a ride to a nearby restaurant, saying he was hungry and homeless. On the way however, he asked the driver to pull over in a parking lot on 11th Avenue. He then produced a handgun and demanded all his money stating “I will shoot you right now”. The man replied he had eleven dollars and he could take it, but the robber then sprinted from the scene after an employee came out of nearby business.
The OCSO identified the suspect as 23-year old Marqus Ladon Demons, no known address.
Demons was arrested June 5th on a charge of robbery with a firearm.