What’s the world coming to when a thief looking to make a dishonest living can’t count on would-be “targets” to wear real gold? That is the beef of 26-year-old Daniel Palmer, who snatched what he thought was a gold necklace off a man’s neck in the South Beach section of Miami on April 30.
According to WPIG, Palmer, armed with a handgun, approached a group of friends standing on the sidewalk. He grabbed the jewelry and ran off, only to return minutes later — this time in a white Merecedes — to return the necklace, telling the owner it was fake.
The victim flagged down a police cruiser and pointed to out the thief’s car, whereupon Palmer sped off at a “high rate of speed.” The cops ultimately caught up to him and slapped some unwanted jewelry on his wrists.
Palmer now faces charges of armed robbery, eluding police, and reckless driving.