A Marathon man who robbed a woman was arrested early today.
The victim said she met 31 year old Phernando Hill at the Brass Monkey bar. He told her his name was Todd Johnson. She said they left the bar to go to her place to have sexual relations. She said he wanted to make a stop, and asked her for $200. She said she stopped at Tropical Apartments on 41st Street, but had changed her mind about giving him the money. She said she had the money in her hand and he grabbed it from her and jumped out of the car. As he jumped out, his hat fell off and was still in the vehicle.
The victim said she waited, but he didn’t return. She went into the apartments to try to find him, but couldn’t locate him. She was sitting outside the apartments honking the horn on her vehicle when deputies pulled up to find out what was going on.
Investigations revealed who Hill really was, and that his parents live at the apartment complex. Deputy William Daniels made contact with the manager of the apartments. She recognized the description given of Hill, but he could not at first be located on the property.
At 5:30 a.m. Sunday, the manager called the Sheriff’s Office and said Hill had just left the property, running toward U.S. One. He was located near the intersection of 41st Street and U.S. One. Several hundred dollars in cash was found in his pockets. He denied taking money from a woman. He said he’d been at Brass Monkey earlier in the evening, but claimed to have taken an On Time Taxi home. A check with On Time Taxi revealed his claims to be false.
Hill was arrested. He was charged with robbery and he was taken to jail.