Greenfield police say ‘robbery’ victim may have been involved in drug deal

March 28, 2013

A man who called 911 to report he was the victim of an attempted armed robbery in Greenfield was arrested for obstructing police after an investigation revealed the incident was related to a dispute over a drug deal.

The 32-year-old Greenfield man had reported that an unidentified man attempted to rob him when he exited Blockbuster Video, 4285 S. 76th St., at 7:15 p.m. March 22. He stated the subject, a white male in his early 30s with blonde hair and a mustache, displayed a black, semi-automatic handgun and demanded money from him.

The subject allegedly left the lot in a maroon or red, newer-model Dodge Ram truck and was last seen heading towards West Cold Spring Road.

Police checked the area but were unable to locate anyone meeting that description.
 
About an hour later, police received a call from a 34-year-old Milwaukee man who reported he was in an argument with the first caller while they were at Blockbuster about an hour earlier. The second caller reported he and the 32-year-old man were arguing over money relating to drug activity. The second caller advised police that no weapons were displayed during the argument.
 
The man stated he called police because the Greenfield man was now sending him text messages threatening to shoot him. 
 
After an investigation, police arrested the Greenfield man and transported him to the County Jail Facility. Police also took the Milwaukee man and a 34-year-old woman into custody and arrested them obstructing and resisting arrest.

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