HEY, SHARPTON: Black Sanford, Fl Man Points Gun at White Child, Pistol Whips Mother, But It’s Not a Hate Crime or a Story

Published on August 14, 2013

SANFORD, Fla. —Police have solved a recent armed robbery after a veteran detective was able to identify the man in a disturbing surveillance video.

According to police, Charles Anthony Jones, 41, is seen on surveillance video on July 6 pointing a gun at a child inside the Cancun Salon on Hiawatha Avenue in Sanford.

The store owner and mother tried to protect her child and was thrown to the ground and hit in the head with the gun.

“Two times he say, ‘Give me money, I want money,'” said the owner, Inez Rodriguez. “Take my phone. Take my computer. Everything is money,” she said.

Rodriguez said he only wanted cash.

There were two children in the salon at the time — one was 5 years old and one was 10.

The 10-year-old tried to run out of the salon but Jones ran outside and pulled her back in, police said.

No one was seriously hurt.

Rodriguez said her 10-year-old is traumatized.

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