No, seriously, we can’t make the headline up. Bobby Pettis, a running back for FCS team Eastern Illinois, was apparently hungry enough to rob a Jimmy John’s driver at knifepoint.
Pettis may find himself riding the pine yet again this season — he had to sit out 2012 after transferring from a D-II school — or even possibly kicked off the team.
It might have been just a Jimmy John’s driver and a measly sandwich, but armed robbery is not a joking matter.
The Charleston Police Department posted the following to their Facebook page:
On March 22nd, 2013 at approximately 0301 hrs, officers were dispatched to the 2000 blk of Bostic Drive in regards to a report of an Armed Robbery. It was reported to officers that a driver for Jimmy John’s sandwich shop was robbed at knifepoint of cash.
The victim reported that as he was delivering a sandwich he was approached from behind and had what he believed was a knife pressed into his side and relieved of his cash. Officers investigating the incident arrested Robert Joseph Pettis II, a 21 year old Eastern Illinois University Student for [Aggravated] Robbery. Pettis was placed into Coles County Jail pending a court appearance.
Insert your very favorite hungry-enough-to-rob-a-delivery-guy jokes here.