2 Charged With TV Reality Show Robbery
August 7, 2012 by UPI - United Press International, Inc.
INDIANA, Pa., (UPI) — Two men were arrested in Pennsylvania for allegedly robbing people, filming their crimes, then telling their victims they were on a reality television show.
Randall J. Smith of Templehill, Md., and Artie Goodwine of Memphis were arrested early Sunday and charged with robbery, simple assault, harassment, and disorderly conduct for the stunt, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported.
Police said they received a report of a robbery at 1:21 a.m. Sunday. When officers arrived at the scene, they and the victims pursued two suspects, apprehended them and identified them as Smith and Goodwine.
During the robbery, one suspect was recording the incident on his cellphone, police said, and told the victims they were filming for a reality television show called “We Just Got Robbed.”
The suspects allegedly stole about $20 from the victims, police said.