Woman tells Paris police she was robbed by man who hid in back seat

Paris police suburbanParis police are investigating a woman’s report that she was robbed after leaving a convenience store on North Main Street about 5 a.m. today, Assistant Police Chief Randy Tuttle said.

The woman told police officers that “she got back into her vehicle and started north on North Main when a black male popped up behind her in the back seat,” Tuttle said.

The man “then produced a knife and demanded her money,” Tuttle said officers were told. The woman said she complied, and the man got out of the vehicle and she last saw him going north.

Tuttle said the suspect reportedly was wearing a dark-colored hoodie and glasses.

The investigation is continuing.

Tuttle said police responded to 79 calls during the last 24 hours ending Friday morning, resulting in 10 arrests:

  • Traffic 4
  • Narcotics 2
  • Criminal Mischief 1
  • Theft 1
  • Warrants 1
  • Open Container 1

Police also had reports of fraud, burglary of auto, theft, disturbance, theft of vehicle, and assault, Tuttle said.

By Charles Richards, eParisExtra

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Charles Richards Charles Richards moved to Paris in 2004 after retiring from a 40-year career in journalism – the last 26 years as a news writer and sports writer with The Associated Press in Dallas and Washington, D.C. In mid-2004, The Paris News coaxed him out of retirement, and he began covering the police, court and regional beat for The Paris News. Then in early 2005, he was switched to coverage of a sharply divided Paris City Council. He was appointed by the City Council in 2006 to the 12-member City Charter Review Commission, which extensively rewrote the outmoded document. His writing awards include two first-place awards in statewide competition for feature writing. The most recent was his 2005 story on a Paris doctor’s startling use of leeches in a successful attempt to re-attach a man’s severed ear. Over his career, Richards’ interview subjects include Alabama Gov. George Wallace, President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, David Koresh, Arnold Palmer, Muhammad Ali and numerous other political and sports figures. He is an alumnus of Texas Tech, where he was editor of the school newspaper. He lives in Paris with his wife, Barbara, who is retired after 30 years as a teacher and high school counselor.