Clearwater, FL (July 31, 2019) – Police have arrested 31-year-old Ivenson Roody Jeanfils of Orlando on various charges, including strong-arm robbery, after an accident that took place on July 29.
According to authorities, the incident took place around 2:09 a.m. at 3130 Gulf Bay Boulevard in Clearwater. Jeanfils arrived at the scene of the Sunoco gas station and concealed his face with a shirt where he then grabbed a female clerk and told her that he would punch her if she didn’t give him money.
The clerk gave him the cash and then he fled the scene on foot with the cash in hand. A K-9 was able to track down Jeanfils in the area of some local condominiums.
Officers attempted to take Jeanfils into custody, which is when he grabbed ahold of the K-9s collar and twisted it, choking the dog. He also tried to kick and bite officers who were trying to get a grip on him.
Jeanfils was arrested and said that he stole the money because he was trying to buy a bus ticket back to Orlando.
He has since been charged with strong-arm robbery, battery on a police dog, and resisting arrest with violence.
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