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Chicken wings, fries and armed robbery

On a recent night in Charles County, three teenagers went out to a Waldorf-area neighborhood looking for someone to rob. When they couldn't "catch somebody slippin,' " one of the teens later told investigators, they decided to call and see if they could get a victim delivered.

According to the police's account of events, the teens phoned Goodies restaurant and ordered chicken wings, subs and fries. Then they picked a house to use for their address -- one that was dark and would provide good cover -- and waited for the delivery driver.

The scheme went according to plan: when the driver arrived, the teens pointed a handgun at him and demanded the food for free plus some cash, police said. But just more than a week later, they wound up behind bars.

Charles D. Williams, 16, Jonathan E. Savoy, 16 and Peter R. Alfred, 18, all of Waldorf, were charged with armed robbery and other related counts in connection with the incident. They did not have lawyers listed in online court records, and efforts to reach family members were unsuccessful. The two 16-year-olds were charged as adults.

Diane Richardson, a spokeswoman for the Charles County sheriff’s office, credits the police’s rapid response to the incident for helping crack the case. Patrols were saturated in the area around the 4200 block of Augusta Street that night, she said, and after the victim was let go unharmed, officers arrived and canvassed the area quickly, gleaning descriptions of the suspects and other information.

But the teens' own brazenness did not help their cause.

Richardson said Savoy admitted to detectives the teens were on a quest to rob someone on Nov. 9, and they called Goodies because they were frustrated they could not find someone walking in the neighborhood. That prompted them to pick a house that “looked dark,” Richardson said, then make the phone call.

“It’s hard to understand why they took that next step,” she said. “To plan a robbery in front of somebody’s house chosen at random is very interesting.”

Richardson said investigators are looking into whether the teens might be responsible for other robberies in the area. Robberies of delivery drivers are not unheard of in Charles County. Last year, a high school football star was sentenced to eight years in prison for a similar crime.

-- Matt Zapotosky

By Matt Zapotosky  |  November 20, 2009; 8:05 AM ET
Categories:  Charles , Matt Zapotosky  | Tags: armed robbery; Goodies; chicken wings  
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Waldorf is a complete sh*thole now. Hoods and thugs have been moving there since the early 2000s. Many parts of that place is unrecognizable to places like Capital Heights or Suitland.

Posted by: jabreal00 | November 20, 2009 9:39 AM | Report abuse

I really hope they go away for a long time. Like forever.

Posted by: 123cartoon | November 20, 2009 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Some of you morons love to paint people and places with a broad brush as though law abiding taxpayers don't live thoughout the entire county alongside the wannabe gangstas and thugs. No one neighborhood has the market on knuckleheads and not everyone in a 'good' zip code is a saint.

I wonder how many of you are thinking with your daddy's brain...think for yourselves

Posted by: kahlua87 | November 20, 2009 2:26 PM | Report abuse

I have no mersy on them put them in the pookie for 20 years and see if they still want some Goddies when they get out. We have got to make a stand this is getting out of hand. Make a jail a place you do not want to go not the Ritz with 3 hots and a cot and color tv. The would have a black and white no cable and hell no no paod preview.

Posted by: beeps24 | November 20, 2009 2:46 PM | Report abuse

I think they may have just finished watching a similar episode of Law and Order, but without a murder.

Posted by: jckdoors | November 20, 2009 3:41 PM | Report abuse

I will bet a chicken wing, fry and half a sub that this is not their first time... I really would like to know why they chose to rob people..... are they that bored or are people telling them that they have no hope in life. They were so frustrated tha they robbed a delivery man for food and a few measily bucks ?? At least, the good news is that they did not kill the guy. Still, locking em up for a while will do the trick!

Posted by: rvanags | November 20, 2009 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Waldorf has always been a sh1t hole. Now there are wannabe thugs to go along with the Rednecks and Hillbillies. Both black and white.

Posted by: rashardray | November 20, 2009 4:36 PM | Report abuse

How did those kids make the call to Goodies? They used a cell phone, duh! So all the cops had to do is trace the owner of the phone. And now they are trumpeting this as some sort of policing success? Great detective work? Give me a break!

Posted by: v2008 | November 20, 2009 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Do you feds arrest PG Politicians (Johnson, Currie, Exum, Speignor, M Griffith, M Bland T Hendershot et al)for stealing millions and diverting more millions to thier hustler friends and cronies? But give these lil black dudes who did not ruin it for the masses, so much time in jail to make the real suit wearing gangstas look oblivious to corruption. ShheeeeZZZ!

Posted by: foxxmacpryor | November 20, 2009 6:21 PM | Report abuse

What amazes me is how casual it is to these guys - just something they do when they're bored or just need something to eat. And the worst thing is that it seems to be accepted as the norm in the dysfunctional, no-snitch subculture that these quasi-humans belong to.

Posted by: wobbleman47 | November 23, 2009 8:51 AM | Report abuse

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