Florida man arrested for trying to rob a woman while impersonating a UPS driver

By Arturo Garcia
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 22:26 EDT
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A 28-year-old Florida man was arrested on Monday for allegedly trying to rob a 65-year-old woman’s home while impersonating a UPS driver, the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reported.

Sheriff’s officials in Broward County charged Allen Perez with robbery with a firearm and aggravated assault after first telling the alleged victim she had to sign for a package in order to be allowed inside her Pompano Beach home on Feb. 27. Authorities said Perez brought two boxes — one empty, the other containing eight plastic zip ties and a roll of duct tape — and a clipboard.

WTVJ-TV reported that when the alleged victim, identified as Marie Jean Pierre, took his clipboard, the suspect reportedly took a handgun out of his waistband. Pierre then reportedly pushed him away and screamed for help.

Perez is also accused of attacking Pierre’s neighbor, 44-year-old Claudia Kretzer, after seeing Kretzer holding a phone, under the belief Kretzer had taken pictures of himself and his car. Perez reportedly wrestled Kretzer to the ground and took her phone.

Authorities also found that Perez is on probation in Palm Beach County for aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony in New York state.

Watch video of Perez in court, as posted by the Sun-Sentinel on Tuesday, below.

[Image via UPS official Facebook page]

Arturo Garcia
Arturo Garcia
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
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