Mid-Carjacking, Robber Demands Bathroom Break

Then kicks victim's granny out of the room
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2016 4:00 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A robber pulled a gun on a man in Berkeley, Calif., on Wednesday, then made off with his grandmother's car—but first, he demanded to use the guy's bathroom. Police say a resident was returning to the apartment he shares with his grandmother around 7am when a man with a gun accosted him, took his cellphone and keys, and demanded that he be allowed to relieve himself in the man's apartment, reports Bay City News.

Once inside, the man forced the grandmother out of the bathroom and made his victim enter the room with him while he did his business—though the victim was kindly allowed to look the other way, say police. The man then took off in the grandmother's car. Police say Joseph Skyler, 25, was found driving it an hour later. He and passenger Harold Dennis, 24, were booked on suspicion of armed robbery, kidnapping, and carjacking, per the East Bay Times. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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