Ice cream can be quite the cravings generator. From kids in bad need of a sugar fix to the eternally baffling flavor-mixing/alternative modes of consumption of pregnant women, ice cream is often a welcome and necessary treat. Just look at 39-year-old David Nathaniel Farrior, who, in a surveillance video at Dania Beach’s Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor, is seen waddling around and making inquiries of a staff member before attempting to snatch Rebecca Fisher’s purse in the parking lot on March 8 at 11:15 p.m.
And in flip-flops no less – the mark of the true South Florida criminal.
Farrior is seen walking away from the entrance and casually walking up to 24-year-old Fisher in the parking lot before violently throwing her onto the ground in an attempt to snatch her purse. At that point, Fisher’s parents tried to help her and yelled for help, and the employee whom Farrior had addressed earlier jumps into action to help her, along with other customers.
The employee gets brownie points for first assessing the situation, then deciding that crime simply does not occur on his goddamn watch while peeps enjoy tasty ice cream treats and finally throwing down his hat to the floor in a display of sugar-fueled badassery.
How Farrior, a possible double for Lavell Crawford’s “Momma, I got the sugars” comedy routine, managed to evade capture on the eve of the crime is a mystery wherein the answer might lie within his magical flip-flops.
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Thanks to the efforts of Jaxson’s staff and customers, Farrior was kept from further harming Fisher, who recovered her belongings that had been strewn about during the struggle. Now, thanks in part to tips from the public, the Broward Sheriff’s Office was able to identify and apprehend Farrior, charging him with attempted robbery with no firearm or weapon.
It is unknown if Farrior was suffering from a sugar-related malady that caused the attack, though he was arrested and charged in 2013 for possession with intent to sell, manufacture, and deliver heroin; possession and/or use of drug paraphernalia; and possession of cannabis (20 grams less/synthetic cannabis three grams less).
Maybe it’s the heroin-and-pot combo; maybe it’s the magic flip-flops. Or was it Jaxson’s sinfully delicious concoctions? Only way to find out is to visit the creamery, now that it’s safe from Farrior’s temporary, ice-cream-needing reign of terror.
Surveillance video is available here.