09-07-2013, 05:53 AM
Rob a Subway sandwich store with a BB Gun?
You have to be in Hamilton, MT to really appreciate this 'Say What?'
Hamilton woman arrested for robbing Subway with BB gun
September 05, 2013 6:45 am • By Perry Backus
Samantha Lynn Pederson was arrested last Friday after allegedly pointing a realistic-looking BB gun pistol in the face of a Hamilton Subway restaurant worker and asking for money.
The 20-year-old told the arresting officer it was “just a joke,” said court records.
The Hamilton woman appeared this week before Ravalli County Justice Robin Clute on felony counts of robbery, assault with a weapon and theft.
Clute set bail at $25,000.
According to the charging affidavit:
Daniel Bartley was working at the Hamilton Subway shop at about 10 p.m. when a person wearing a ski mask entered through the back door, pointed a gun in his face and asked him to turn over the cash in the register.
Bartley told an officer later that he feared being shot if he didn’t comply.
Ravalli County Sheriff’s Cpl. Kevin McConnell responded to the emergency call that described the perpetrator as a male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, jeans, a ski mask and gloves.
McConnell spotted a person matching the description running south on the bike path near the Subway restaurant. He pursued the suspect, who ran into an adjacent property.
As McConnell exited his vehicle, Pederson appeared from behind a storage shed and surrendered.
While being handcuffed, she allegedly admitted robbing the Subway and said it was “just a joke.”
The BB pistol and a plastic bag containing $1,630 were found in close proximity to where Pederson surrendered. A black mask was found on her person.
In other justice court news, Matthew Patrick Sain, 44, of Victor, was arraigned this week on a felony DUI charge and misdemeanor counts of obstructing a police officer and speeding.
Sain was arrested last Saturday at about 1 a.m. following a traffic stop on Highway 93 near Bear Creek Road.
During the traffic stop, officers noticed an alcoholic smell emanating from Sain and that his speech was slow and slurred, court records said.
Sain failed several sobriety field tests and was transported to Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital for a blood sample after he refused to provide a breath sample.
Court records said Sain threatened the emergency room worker assigned to draw his blood by saying, “If he touches me, he will get hurt.”
Sain had to be physically restrained by several officers while his blood was drawn.
Sain has two prior DUI convictions in 2006 and one in 1992.
Clute set bail at $10,000, with the requirement that Sain wear an alcohol monitor.
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