Many of you may remember the old slogan for Eggo brand waffles, “Leggo my Eggo”. I loved them so much I could even eat them dry at times, lol. I know….weird, huh? And what about Waffle House? Is it just me or is that the best late night breakfast known to man. Don’t sleep on Waffle House. It’s one of the few places you can go and actually watch your food being prepared, only pay $8 (with the tip) and get as full as a tick. Waffle House has a down home, southern type of inviting presence to it. I don’t think I’ve ever been there and stayed for less than an hour, laughing with friends. But Pensacola, FL residents may now think twice about coming to this tasty dine in spot. People like 22-year-old Marquis Baldwin may deter them from going to Waffle House and trying IHOP instead.
When it comes to love, some people will literally stop at nothing. That is exactly the case with Mr. Baldwin. In the past couple of months, he has robbed 3 separate Waffle Houses in the Pensacola, FL area. Yep, not a bank or even a Super Target, but a Waffle House. Did he get hungry and need a snack with his stick up? Whatever the case may be, he was actually collecting money for his girlfriend’s probation. WTH?! I don’t know whether to commend Marquis or punch him for being so silly. I’m a firm believer that in hard times, never say what you won’t do because you may surprise yourself. But….even in that, what did his girlfriend do to get herself in the predicament to need probation fees to be paid anyway??? Depending on the crime, she just may have needed to do the time. I’m just saying. Now 2 people have messed up the criminal records history behind 1 person’s foolishness. This is definitely a case of a fool in love. And let’s be honest, Waffle House may get a lot of business, but exactly how much money was he expecting to collect? I guess that’s why he robbed several stores….SMH.
But here’s the kicker….Marquis made a 4th robbery at a Kangaroo gas station as well. But according to reports, the girlfriend’s probation fees had already been paid. But this is his story and he’s sticking to it. Did the girlfriend rat him out and actually need less money than he took? This whole scenario is missing too many pieces to make good sense to me. Again, I’m all for defending who you love, but it seems like he could stolen from a larger establishment and gotten more money in one haul. But let me stop while I’m ahead and not play the accomplice to an obviously not well thought out robbery. Now he faces four counts of armed robbery and six counts of aggravated assault, and is being held on $80,0000 bond in the Escambia County Jail.
Was he justified in stealing the money for his girlfriend? Or should she have just learned her lesson the hard way?