Apparently some people in the St. Louis, Missouri area think that the best way to honor the deceased Michael Brown is by robbing elderly couples at gun point.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
A gunman who robbed six people leaving a restaurant in St. Louis Saturday night told them “this is for Michael Brown” before running off with their belongings, police said.
Police said the three couples, all of them from 59 to 61 years old, had just left a restaurant in the 1100 block of Mississippi Avenue about 11 p.m. They were walking north on the west side of the street when they were approached by two men. One of the men pointed a silver gun at the group and demanded their belongings.
After the second man grabbed items from the group, the first man said, “This is for Michael Brown,” according to a police account. Both men then ran off.
The suspects are described as being black men in their earlier twenties. None of the victims were harmed during the incident.
The greater St. Louis area has been racially and emotionally charged since the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson last month by a police officer.
The case has been referred to a grand jury for consideration to see if the officer involved in the shooting should face charges. The grand jury’s decision may not come back until early 2015 according to some timelines that have been released.