A 22-year-old Baton Rouge man, nicknamed “Skimp,” accused of robbing an acquaintance from his neighborhood in May after giving the victim a ride to pick up a paycheck at Wal-Mart was arrested Sunday, deputies said.
Steven “Skimp” Darnell Brown Jr., of 5848 Atlanta Ave., pulled out a handgun and demanded $500 in cash, an ID card, headphones and an iPhone 6 from the victim in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart off Siegen Lane on May 19, an East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office report says.
The victim and a friend had asked Brown — whom they knew only as “Skimp” — for a ride to the store to pick up and cash a paycheck, the report says.
But when they got back into the car after cashing the check, the report says, Brown pointed a gun at the victim’s head, ordered the two out of the car and told the victim, “Give it up and give me everything.”
As the victim was walking away, he managed to reach back into Brown’s car and snatch back his iPhone, the report says. Brown hopped a curb in the car and fired off a single shot but didn’t hit either of the men, according to the report.
Detectives identified Brown as the suspect after searching for his nickname in a Sheriff’s Office database, the report says, but initial efforts to locate Brown failed.
He was booked into Parish Prison early Sunday morning on counts of armed robbery, felon in possession of a firearm, illegal use of a weapon and resisting an officer.