Saturday, July 26, 2014

Jailed Robber Sues Victims Who Objected To Being Robbed

A guy in jail four years after robbing a pizzeria still has his feelings hurt.
Nigel Sykes objects to
robbery victims objecting
to his robbery attempt.  

During the robbery, restaurant employees wrestled the gun away from Nigel Sykes, then 19, subdued him beat him up and poured hot soup on him to hold him until police arrived.

Police cuffed and tased him, and hauled him off to jail.

Now our robber is suing the police and the pizzeria employees, because they beat him up, he says.

He wants a total of $260,000, including $20,000 from each of the six restaurant employees who subdued him.

Here's an excerpt from the, um, poor fellow's lawsuit, relating what happened once employees got tghe gun away from him.

"All of the...employees participated in punching, kicking and pouring hot soup over my body. I was unarmed and defenseless and had to suffer a brutal beating by all of the employees."

Sykes noted he was knocked unconscious.

OK, I'm not sure I like vigilante justice, but it sounds like the employees understandably wanted to disable this loser so he wouldn't cause more havoc.  They'd taken the gun away from him. but they didn't want him to hurt anybody.

The robber had fired the gun once, narrowly missing an employee.  So I can see why the restaurant employees were pretty energized about the situation.

In other words, getting beat up is an on the job hazard for robbers.

Deal with it, sucker.

Unless there's information I'm not aware of, I hope this lawsuit is quickly dismissed.

According to the News Journal of Delaware (warning: If you click on the link, a video autoplays, I hate that). Sykes was linked to at least eight other robberies.

During the court proceedings that led to his prison term, he tried to withdraw a guilty plea, saying "I'm not good at making good choices."

I'll say!

A judge overruled him and put him in jail.

While our robber is in jail, maybe he can think of getting a job once he's out of jail, one that won't get him beat up.

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