Two Women Were Attacked Saturday Night During an Uptown Robbery Spree

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Rodney Jones
On Saturday night, a few minutes before 8 p.m., 20-year-old Shatara Robinson was walking from the CityPlace DART station to a restaurant on McKinney Avenue, where she was planning to meet family for dinner.

She was on the sidewalk when she was approached by Rodney Jones, a wild-haired 46-year-old dressed in red shorts and shirt, who demanded her purse and keys. If she didn't hand them over, he promised to kill her. Police say he had nearly done that to another woman 20 minutes before. She'd been walking in the 3000 block of Blackburn when he'd held a knife to her throat, piercing the skin but getting away with nothing.


Robinson took off, running as fast as she could to away from Jones. She made it 50 yards before he caught up with her and threw her to the ground, laying on top of her and wrapping both hands around her neck.

"She is going to die with me," Jones spat at a man who happened to be nearby and was moving to help Robinson Jones warned the man that if he moved any closer, he would kill her.

He seemed to be doing that anyway. Dallas police, flagged down by several witnesses, noted that Jones "appeared to be trying to break [Robinson]'s neck" when they arrived.

"I'm gonna kill her! You are going to have to kill me," he yelled as he continued to choke her.

One of the officers kneed Jones. When that didn't dislodge him from atop Robinson, they zapped him with a Taser and cuffed him. He was taken to Dallas County Jail, where he's being held on a robbery charge and for a parole violation. His bond was set at $200,000. Robinson escaped without serious injury.


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Tommy Tomato
Tommy Tomato

If you are going to go nutz and attack the citizens, please make sure you do your hair like Mr. Jones - helps with the whole insanity defense . . . 

Also - I loved how the writer described the police as "tapped" Mr. Jones with the Tazer! Awesome writing! You really should double-tap, if you know your zombie defense, but for folks who just look like zombies, a single tap is fine. . . 

WylieH
WylieH

Interesting.  There have been rumors flying around Uptown for weeks that there has been a robbery spree... yet nothing has made the papers, etc.  Wonder if it was just this guy... or others?

primi_timpano
primi_timpano topcommenter

So the witnesses pointed out the assailant but didn't help or get any of the the local door men to help. Thank you but no gold star.

Johnny Bananas
Johnny Bananas

White people, this is what you guys would be left with if you got rid of all immigrants aka mexicans. Think about it now, just blacks and whites. Do you really want to be left alone with them? They'd have a field day with you guys.

cantkeepthetruthdown
cantkeepthetruthdown

We can't blame or judge him. This man just didn't have the same opportunities as the rest of us.  I bet a payday lender is to blame here.

FEDUP
FEDUP

Get a rope the monkey is loose!


roo_ster
roo_ster

One reason both wife & I pack thumb-open blades on our person, in addition to heat.  Things might get all sorts of handsy-pokey.  Too bad dude didn;t get gutted like a fish.

ruddski
ruddski topcommenter

"You are going to have to kill me..."

A missed opportunity.

CogitoErgoSum
CogitoErgoSum

Interesting that he has such a nicely manicured goatee, which he must have cleaned up the same morning he decided to attack defenseless women. Wonder what he was thinking while he was shaving -- "Hmmm, gotta look sharp for my muggings today."

ChrisYu
ChrisYu topcommenter

that taser really does a number on the hair. 

WylieH
WylieH

@primi_timpano Which local door men?  Do you mean the 5' tall, 90 lb. girl that mans the door at The Fish, or the 5'2" girl at Grimaldi's?  ;)

whiteguiltlib
whiteguiltlib

@Johnny Bananas - Is this a joke? Blacks make up only about 12% (twelve percent) of the United States of America's population, and whites still make up about 75% (seventy-five percent). If you think those are odds in favour of the blacks, then I sure hope you aren't a general or anyone who does any kind of strategic planning in any field whatsoever.

Tommy Tomato
Tommy Tomato

@ruddski You gotta stop the urge to clear the streets of weird folks who want to commit suicide-by-cop. They may be gone, but their relatives, from whom the deceased creep has been estranged for a dozen years, suddenly pile into the courtroom with some scumbag mouthpiece (of which fraternity I am now on a 12-step program) and sue the city for doing only what the newly created daisy-pusher asked for. Too bad this guy is still using air, but still - what a hairdo! Almost worth the price of admission!

Tommy Tomato
Tommy Tomato

@cantkeepthetruthdown Uhhh - right. Kneeing him or tazing him may have kept the woman alive, but I guess that is not important. In your world, if someone has an inflamed appendix about to burst, you would remove the stomach to give more room so the illness could grow. 

Erebus
Erebus

@cantkeepthetruthdown Really , what should they have done ,comb his hair?

everlastingphelps
everlastingphelps topcommenter

@cantkeepthetruthdown I've got lot of problems with the way the police work, but I'm all about the use of force (including lethal) to stop someone from being murdered.

youhaveadumbname
youhaveadumbname

@whiteguiltlib Johnny Bananas is a racist and an idiot. That being said, Dallas is 28.5% white and 25% black.  Pretty close to even

roo_ster
roo_ster

@monstruss @roo_ster Don't make a habit of it, thought we both know how to use them.  Me more than my wife, but she is meaner.

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

@Erebus 

That would be a good start.


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