Republican State representative Gerald Green was robbed Thursday, January 26, 2017, while transporting thousands of dollars in donations for his district from the American Red Cross. His district 151, located in the Albany area of Georgia, has fallen victim to the tornados that have recently occurred, and the donations were for the victims of the natural disaster.
As of this writing, at least eighteen people are deceased due to the storms.
Georgia House speaker David Ralston told reporters that Mr. Green was shot in the leg and was proceeding to purchase gas in Colombus, yet Mr. Green, in a phone interview with WRBL, clearly stated that he was planning to buy lottery tickets from a nearby liquor store when he was shot.
He had parked behind Foxes Cinema, an adult entertainment store, when he was approached by a man wearing a gray hoodie and holding a silver .22-caliber pistol to his chest demanding money. The perpetrator did not get the donations, but he did shoot the representative in the leg. Mr. Green then proceeded to get into his car and drove to a nearby convenience store where the incident was reported as a convenience store robbery. The drive, according to google maps, shows approximately a mile to the nearest gas station with pumps both north and south of Foxes Cinema.
Representative Green suffered a gun wound to the leg from the incident and was released from the hospital Thursday night. He is currently recovering from his wounds.
The investigation is ongoing.
It is currently unknown why Rep. Greene was carrying such a large sum of disaster relief donations while returning home.
It really begs the question, as a man with the charge of the confidence of Georgia voters, why would you stop to buy lottery tickets from a liquor store while carrying cash money for money meant for your district? And secondly, why would you drive a mile to get help?
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