manager shoots 2 robbers
25, 2000 - 03:49 PM
TAMPA - Two
would-be robbers had the tables turned on them Saturday night when the manager
of a pizza restaurant shot the pair.
Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies said two
men, each carrying a gun, entered Hungry Howie's Pizza & Subs at 8802 Rocky
Creek Drive just after 11 p.m. and ordered two employees onto the floor. They
then told the manager to open the cash register.
As manager Dan Jones, 36, opened the register
drawer, he grabbed a .44-caliber Magnum and fired at the robbers. Both were hit
and ran from the store to a waiting white Buick, said sheriff's spokeswoman
The driver took the pair to Town & Country
Hospital, then sped away, authorities said.
Aaron Baker, 19, was transferred to St.
Joseph's Hospital, where he was in critical condition after surgery Sunday
morning. Joseph Mumaw, 21, was in stable condition at Town & Country. Both
men were charged with armed robbery.
About 1 a.m., deputies found the driver and the
Buick, which was reported stolen from Pinellas County, Carter said.
Christopher Brookhouser, 24, was arrested at
the apartment the three men share at 10802 W. Hillsborough Ave. He was charged
with armed robbery and grand theft auto.
This was not Baker and Mumaw's first encounter
On May 12, Baker was charged with being a felon
in possession of a gun, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of the drug
ecstasy. He was released June 22 on $3,500 bail. In August, he was charged with
uttering a forged instrument and petty theft. Baker is serving 4 1/2 years
probation on those charges, records show.
Mumaw is on felony probation until 2003. In
1997, he was convicted of armed burglary, stealing a gun, stealing a car,
burglary and being a felon in possession of a handgun. In January 1998, he was
sentenced to two years in prison on those charges. He was released in March
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