Farmer’s Six?

Posted: December 7, 2010 in Miscellaneous
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Wow, it sounds like we had our own version of Ocean’s Eleven right here in Birmingham (well in its own Birmingham type of way)! This actually occurred very close to where I live.

From the Birmingham News website:  Six People From Six States Charged After Group Robbery Of Birmingham Service Station

Six people from six different states are charged with robbery after a holdup at a south Birmingham service station.

A group went into the Chevron on John Carroll Drive just before noon on Friday. They began plucking items from the shelves, and stuffing them into their pockets, police said.

When the owner saw what was happening, he tried to stop them, said Birmingham police spokesman Sgt. Johnny Williams Jr. The owner confronted a man as he was trying leave the store.

The man shoved the owner to the floor, and a brawl erupted. All of the other robbers began to hit and kick the owner, Williams said.

A store customer followed the group, and summoned police to a nearby hotel. He was able to tell them the group’s location.

Those arrested and charged with first degree robbery are Broderick Johnson, 21, Mobile; Thurmon Polk, 20, Detroit; Michigan; Velvet Farmer, 18, Cleveland, Ohio; Howard Washington, 27, Los Angeles; Makesonji Dieudonne, 20, New Rochelle, N.Y.; and Keenan Jefferson, 33, Chicago, Illinois.

Let’s compare and contrast:

Location:

  • Ocean’s Eleven: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Farmer’s Six: Birmingham, Alabama

City’s Nickname

  • Ocean’s Eleven: Sin City
  • Farmer’s Six: The Magic City

Criminal Mastermind:

  • Ocean’s Eleven: Danny Ocean
  • Farmer’s Six: Velvet Farmer (pure speculation on my part, meaning I’m totally making it up.  But Velvet Farmer?  C’mon now!)

Scene Of The Crime:

  • Ocean’s Eleven: The Bellagio, The Mirage, and MGM Grand
  • Farmer’s Six: Birmingham’s version of the Kwik-E-Mart

The Objective:

  • Ocean’s Eleven: Scoring the biggest heist in history
  • Farmer’s Six: Scoring some Twinkies

I’m starting on the screenplay right now!  I’m going to be so stinking rich!

Seriously, how in the heck do six folks from literally all over the country end up in a cheap hotel in Birmingham and deciding to rob snacks from a convenience store?


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  1. kluckmeister says:

    But all my friends were doing it!

  2. Who’d have thunk it… Alabama..the undiscovered world…

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