FSU CRIME BULLETIN: Armed Robbery on Campus

By: FSU News Release
By: FSU News Release

Tallahassee, Florida - January 24, 2012 -

On January 24, 2012, at about 12:14am, a FAMU student was robbed in the Lower Diffenbaugh Parking Lot (near the area of Pensacola St. and Copeland St.). As the student walked, he was approached by two males, one of whom was armed with a handgun. The suspects demanded the students belongings then fled the area north on foot. Police quickly arrived and initiated a K-9 track, but it was determined that the suspects had likely entered a car and left the area. The student was not physically injured.

The victim described the suspects as follows:

Suspect 1 – Black male, slender build with facial hair wearing a dark colored jacket with a hood.

Suspect 2 – Black male, slender build wearing a dark long sleeve shirt.

FSUPD is actively investigating this case and asks that anyone having information concerning this incident to please call the FSU Police at 850-644-1234. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can call Big Bend Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS, or visit them online at bbcsi.org. Remember, with Crime Stoppers, you never have to give your name and the information you provide may make you eligible for a reward of up to 1000 dollars.


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  • by Bubbadawg Location: Havana on Jan 24, 2012 at 09:17 PM
    How in the world has a crime committed on the FSU campus now become a blog pitting FSU and FAMU against each other? As I read it, neither has anything to do with the other except for the possibility of some hidden form of racial bias that I don't see. What happened, happened. It happened where it happened, to have happened. It had nothing to do with FSU or FAMU's supposed hazing incidents. What am I missing here? Why does everything come down to some type of racial issue?
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      by Really Simple on Jan 25, 2012 at 05:56 AM in reply to Bubbadawg
      It is really simple Bubba. African-Americans committing violent crimes against Caucasian-Americans in epidemic proportions. In this area it is often FAMU "students" committing the crimes in a designated "self defense free zone" created by FSU Administration. Thus, at the very root level FSU and FAMU are connected in the perpetration of these violent crimes. Simple stuff - you just have to be willing to look at the truth to see it for yourself.
  • by mecq on Jan 24, 2012 at 05:41 PM
    @Anonymous.....FSU is the Ghetto.! FAMU sits poised on the highest hill in the city. Demographics...!!!! Surely your intellect interpets which is more valuable..!!! Maybe not...!!!!
  • by Okay Location: Tallahassee on Jan 24, 2012 at 01:58 PM
    So, I guess nobody's calling to shut down FSU now...looks like crime happens on both both campuses...ijs
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      by Anonymous on Jan 24, 2012 at 06:05 PM in reply to Okay
      There is a difference between FAMU allowing crimes to continue and FSU taking control of the situation and letting people know when crime happens, and take actions to prevent it from happening again. If it wasn't for a death, FAMU students would be continuing(actually they may be) to haze their peers. The difference is how it is handled, not that it did or did not happen. Crime is going to happen, but FAMU seems to hide it and allow it to continue which sends the wrong message to the students.
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        by Uh huh on Jan 25, 2012 at 06:44 AM in reply to
        and I'm guessing you have stats or some form of proof to back up your statements....
  • by rob on Jan 24, 2012 at 01:51 PM
    It must be nice to know that the schools cannot protect you and you are not able to protect yourself becuase some stupid liberal thinks that "if guns are allowed on campus, it will become the wild west"...but yet they said the same thing about concealed licences and now, people die at the hands of doctors than they do by those who obey the law...good job ijits! FYI...laws and bans only pertain to those who OBEY THE LAW!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 24, 2012 at 10:38 AM
    This is why I was always strapped when I lived in a dorm on campus. I never told anybody, and thankfully, I never had to pull my gun out. Oh, and I am a female. If the crooks can carry guns on campus, you better believe I am going to. I just keep my mouth shut about it.
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      by SNA on Jan 24, 2012 at 11:24 AM in reply to
      It was a good plan, and probably not always easy to coordinate. As you said, luckily you never had to use it.
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      by Black flag on Jan 24, 2012 at 12:31 PM in reply to
      I too was always strapped when I was in a dorm and if I had to walk around FSU campus at in the evening. Now I'm back in school at a different university and I always carry either my S&W 686 or BG380... unfortunately I've had to use my 686.
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        by Anonymous on Jan 24, 2012 at 01:53 PM in reply to Black flag
        When I have a late class, I am always carrying. Its better to hit with a misdemeanor (if you have a license) than to risk your life...the ghetto is too darn close to this campus to risk it...something that needs to be mentioned in the orientation....huh?
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          by Black flag on Jan 24, 2012 at 07:06 PM in reply to
          You got that right! I did get slapped with a misdemeanor after I protected my life against that crackhead thug who tried to rob me at knife point. The charge against me was dropped in the end.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 24, 2012 at 10:27 AM
    REPEAT: the reason crime is rampant on FSU's campus is because the criminals know how incompetent the FSU cops are--they only seem to make arrests for underage drinking. FSUPD operating procedure: find a way not to arrest a perpertrator; find a way to blame the victim. FSU COPS SUCK!
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      by Yes they do on Jan 24, 2012 at 01:35 PM in reply to
      When I lived in the dorms 8 years ago, a guy followed me home, and then from the parking lot all the way back to my dorm. I didn't even know he was there, but when I got back to my dorm, the front desk RA was outside having a smoke. The RA let the guy in since he was "locked out" and as the elevator doors are closing he sticks his arm in to stop it and follow me on. I quickly duck off the elevator and call the cops (RA stil outside on the phone). The RA didn't come inside til the cops showed up and me and this guy are yelling in the lobby because he won't go away and I keep telling him to leave (no way I'm gonna try to get up to my room, so I stayed in lobby thinking someone had to come eventually). The cops and RA tell the guy to leave campus, and then the cops take me into the side room to yell at me for walking by myself at night. I'm not saying it wasn't good advice, but I was already in the elevator to go my room when this guy reached me - I had (luckily) already made it safely to the building by myself. He should have been arrested or at least questioned further. They didn't even check his ID, just told him to go if he didn't live there.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 24, 2012 at 02:58 PM in reply to
      Come on. Crimes like this happen all over Tallahassee, outside of FSUPD's jurisdiction. The news doesn't report on it though. Apparently it's only news worthy when it's on FSU's campus. It's also very difficult to stop these types of crimes because they happen so quickly. The main reason their is crime near and on FSU's campus is because FSU is sandwiched between two ghettos - Frenchtown and the FAMU area. If FSU were located in the nice section of town, to the northeast, the crime rate would drop significantly. Imagine if FSU wasn't located where is now. How bad of a neighborhood would that be? FSU is only thing keeping the area west of the capital from becoming a third world country.
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        by LOL on Jan 25, 2012 at 06:48 AM in reply to
        Is that right (lol)...well, you should call for FSU to be closed and relocated as far out of town as possible...and take all the students and jobs with them...and you can go too (lol...you're funny, oh and it's "there", not "their"...let me guess which school you attended...HAHAHHAAAAA)
  • by Anonymous on Jan 24, 2012 at 10:05 AM
    If I was a crook looking to rob someone, I would go wear guns were outlawed. Good job
  • by SNA on Jan 24, 2012 at 09:48 AM
    Midnight isn't really all that late, for students. I see both sides of this issue. People like to be able to protect themselves, and I believe most permitted folks are very responsible. However, if these two thugs truly surprised this guy, then now both of these thugs would have guns. It's a double-edged sword, but IMO we are better off in the long run with the constitutionally protected right.
  • by heather Location: tally on Jan 24, 2012 at 09:22 AM
    I agree Jill I am a feminine (and legal) gun owner, who has three children and realizes that the world we live in is cruel and dangerous and that there may come a time when I will need to defend and protect my family from a crazy person. Jane must not recognize the reality of the times we live in and that not all gun owners just want to shoot to kill. A lot of men and women just want to protect themselves and their families. I think it is time for citizens to take "justice" into our own hands since our government is unable to keep up with the high rate of crime and thugs that exist today. People need to quit thinking that they can do what they want and not get caught or pay the price for doing wrong.
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      by Swift Justice on Jan 24, 2012 at 10:07 AM in reply to heather
      Every time people take justice into their own hands justice finds itself swinging from a tree.
  • by anonymous2 on Jan 24, 2012 at 09:18 AM
    @Jane and @Not Mine, you want people to be able to do this at will, all the time? Let me dumb this down for you... if people didn't have concealed weapons, instances like this would occur way more frequently due to the fact that the robbers wouldn't have to worry about a gun being pulled on them or for their life. Why do you think America has never been attacked on their own soil by ground troops? Look up the reference from Japan (Pearl Harbor) and Hitler. It's not "masculine", it's logic. Something you both obviously lack... who would pull out their gun when they've already been drawn on? That was a stupid comment, i.e. you lack logic.
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      by American Hero on Jan 24, 2012 at 10:10 AM in reply to anonymous2
      America has not been attacked by foreign ground forces on its own soil because no other nation in history has had the navy to do the job successfully - not because of private gun ownership. Civilian weapons are no match for military models.
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        by Black Flag on Jan 24, 2012 at 12:41 PM in reply to American Hero
        Difference between military models and civilian models: Full Auto/Burst.
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        by Huh? on Jan 24, 2012 at 12:47 PM in reply to American Hero
        So, just who was it that burned down Washington DC in 1814? Oh, and who invaded Guam, Wake Island, Attu, Kiska, and the Philippines back in '41-'42?
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