Isheem Young

A Penn State football recruit is being held on $150,000 bail after he was charged with robbing a Pennsylvania convenience store over the summer.

Isheem Young, 18, is accused of stealing $13,600 from a Wawa store safe in Philadelphia on July 30. Police say the suspect walked into the store and pointed a black revolver at 2 employees. The suspect ordered the employees to lay flat on the floor while he cleaned out the safe.

Police suspected the armed robbery was an inside job. Young’s brother, who worked as the manager of the Wawa, helped him with the robbery.

Police released a video in August asking the public to help identify an armed robber who was seen leaving the Wawa with a noticeable bulge under his white hoodie.

The video shows Young hop into a car driven by a getaway driver.

Young, a 4-star running back and defensive back from Imhotep Charter, committed to the Penn State Nittany Lions 2 weeks before the robbery.

Young was ranked the No. 6 recruit in Pennsylvania and No. 170 in the country by ESPN, according to the NY Daily News.




  • Renee26

    He’s as dumb as he looks

  • i troll it like i see it

    Well! No more Ivy League!

  • Mec-One

    Hood took him under right before he got out ……. smh

  • IAmLegend
  • Duhjaaango

    I recent watched one of those NCAA documentaries how all those athletes are broke and are suing for wages.

    Some of them hustle and all that.

  • Duhjaaango

    Needed money for steroids.

  • NeverSurprised

    Big dummy.

  • bella28498 .

    college athletes should be paid, newslave

  • Rayne

    Future
    -destroyed

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    What is wrong with these athletes?
    I understand entitlement.
    I understand adrenaline rush.
    I understand feeling Powerful.
    But, something is wrong with the upbringing or brain function of these athletes.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    I agree, but he hadn’t even started college yet.

  • Junkanoo

    The gamble isn’t worth the risk if you wanna commit crimes you gotta be a legal criminal like a politician ,banker or work on wall street stuff like that white collar criminals never seem to do prision time

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Reminds me of Maurice Clarett from Ohio State. Dude had a bright future ahead of him and blew it all. Got 3 1/2 years for robbery… and destroyed a promising pro football career. Sad.

  • A D N

    Thank goodness no one was physically harmed. He should say in Eddie Murphy’s voice “wasn’t me”. I’ve been thinking about Eddie lately. I’m sure he’s still grieving the loss of his brother Charlie, especially with the holidays.

  • https://www.instagram.com/nymagee/ Ny MaGee

    #niggas

  • Mo Mobetta

    What a jack a***

  • Tammie Reed

    What a dummy, these young people today!

  • bemetoo

    yous a big dummy

  • Phillybruh

    His older brother ain’t shat!!!

  • SpiceGirl

    you can NOT be this stupid…..oh but wait….ya can!!! Dumb ass!!

  • bemetoo

    damn

  • Lady Elle

    Well that was dumb young man…smh

  • Duhjaaango

    He’s taking penitentiary chances.

  • Oh Tommie

    Yes! I’m thankful my parents were able to support me, because there is no time for a job if you’re serious about academics and training all year. Many kids come from poor or middle class families that can’t afford to help them. I remember road trips where we got per diem for food… might get $100 but eat the cheapest and nastiest stuff so they could go home with some money.

  • Rayne

    Heard about that too. Sad.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Has anyone checked online for the details? Or are we just going with the write up as fact?

  • candy

    … and the big dummy award goes to.. ?????

  • 5000BlinK

    well forget Penn State…. Gonna be State Penn now …. so sorry

  • MookieFly

    They get scrambled and knocked around on the field. Brain basically marshmallow fluff by time they’re 40

  • 5000BlinK

    Get it… Penn State… State Penn.. #nevermind

  • MookieFly

    What is with all these athletes stealing? Y’all can’t find a semi-legit hustle like personal training or something?

  • You Could Never
  • Vonn

    Right? you’d think big bro would want better for him.

  • NeverSurprised

    So, millions of young people cant afford college. You are offered Free tuition, free books, free dorm, free meal plan AND an opportunity to be seen by NFL franchises that can offer you a multimillion dollar career. But you decide risk all that for a few thousand dollars that you split with your brother? Ok.

  • cherrypie

    Right!!! You can cut nigga heads on the side or something smh.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    From what I’ve read, it doesn’t seem like his father was involved in his life. That seems to be a big factor for a lot of these dudes, in terms out how their life eventually turns out.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    That is what I was thinking.

  • You Could Never

    Imhotep <<< Ironically this is the name of the constellation the "new zodiac" sign is that was mentioned JUST DOWNSTAIRS about Jay-Z. AKA Ophiuchus. Wow

  • 5000BlinK

    “They said I shouldnt have done the crime if i didnt want to be here Homie….but what the fukk im suppose to do when my lil brotha hungry.” This is part of the plan…you may ask… “what plan”

  • cherrypie

    Right!!! He’ll still be a all star running back in the pen… running from them inmates…smh …he just ruined his life for nothing

  • Oh Tommie

    You just reminded me about the time Jameis Winston stole those crab legs ?

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    Wow.. He pretty much threw away his entire NFL career. He only had to wait another year and he would have been making 500k a year. smh

  • You Could Never

    July 30th eh? And freshman move in was most likely the NEXT WEEK. Im sorry he did this. But he was on his way to school broke and empty handed most likely to Penn State. This was wrong. not saying on ANY level that it was not. You dont STEAL. But this lends back to PAY THESE DAMN student athletes. It doesnt have to be a full salary. But If he had something in his immediate future to rely on, maybe this would have been the furthest thing from his mind.

  • NeverSurprised

    I agree 100%. People on this blog get angry whenever we mention absentee fathers, but the fact is, a father plays a crucial role in teaching young men (of any color) to be responsible, and hard working, and to follow the rules in life. When you remove that positive male influence, things often crash and burn.

  • Justin Arceneaux

    ok where all the black men on this site that always say something about black women…and yall the main one on here doing the dumbest i mean the dumbest stuff…and want to talk about black women…make a comment now…waiting

  • i troll it like i see it

    Sorry mixed them up! No more either way!

  • 5000BlinK

    Thats sounds so easy….but we dont know the enviornment this young Man live in. Lets really think about some things before we speak on why this young man did what he did. The plan is really not for us adults…but the plan is to destroy our YOUTH!!!!!

  • Justin Arceneaux

    no excuse to steal…go get a dam job !

  • Duhjaaango

    No time.

  • We Can Do This

    Dummy, he can never cry about not getting an opportunity.

  • MookieFly

    Lmaooo I almost forgot about that! I wonder how much he stole ?

  • Duhjaaango

    I said that because he’s taking penitentiary chances.

  • Rayne

    OR a good ole fast food joint. Sell/make cds candy. It wasn’t way for me either but I made it.

  • 5000BlinK

    What if I told you that is not totally true but only play a factor….. Even with a Father in the home Kids get caught up do to other factors like enviornment, poor education and just being Black

  • MookieFly

    You can bake pies, move furniture, slang dick…like literally anything other than effing up your career

  • Duhjaaango

    They are used to getting the hook up too.

  • Mischelle

    I agree with this. Yes there are some black fathers who are present but the alarming truth is that we have the highest demographic of absent fathers (57.6% of black kids live w/o their fathers) and it’s like we don’t want to hear that. It’s a big problem.

  • Oh Tommie

    Had to be several pounds to be worth it…a pound up here might get you two clusters and that ain’t shat ?

  • We Can Do This

    Walk dogs or clean up poop, if you have to.

  • We Can Do This

    Probably was jealous of him.

  • NeverSurprised

    Sorry, but I don’t buy into that. There is no denying that he had been given opportunities that others would kill for. He was ALREADY ACCEPTED. If there were a plan to “destroy” him, why give him a scholarship worth hundreds of thousands and an opportunity for even greater riches later in life? In what way is that possibly a “plan to destroy” him. To me, that looks like a plan to get him OUT of poverty, not keep him there.

  • Phillybruh

    Somebody did something halfway right, he brother had a above minimum wage job with benefits why either of them felt the need to do this is beyond me.

  • We Can Do This

    Your parents did their job. Having a child is a sacrifice.

  • Phillybruh

    Somebody did something haldway right, the brother had a job paying well above minimum wage with benefits and he felt the need for this quick come up. They are failing themselves when a good future is within reach!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    True, but I would say it doesn’t just play “a factor”, but I would say a major factor. When the father is not there, it affects the finances of the household the child is raised in. It has a big impact on poverty, educational opportunities, and the overall environment that a lot of these children grow up in in our communities.

  • NeverSurprised

    Actually, the number is even higher. 72% of black children ate being raised in single parent homes. I have never believed our young men were more prone to violence, but I do believe they suffer in a myriad of ways from being abandoned by their fathers.

  • You Could Never

    Wait he was a recruit for NEXT year. Okay. Still cant get a summer job like everyone else. he has pre-college camps etc most likely. even HS squads start back in July. All day practices some places. It doesnt matter. He shouldnt have done it. But to the folks who say get a job its not always so easy. Esp. when you are on a high competitve level. Said he is number 6 in the whole state.

  • Phillybruh

    All the more reason for them too work harder and prove everyone wrong. Its done everyday! And a father in the home doesn’t mean they wouldn’t have done this.

  • justlooking

    I am so tired of how black athletes are demonized and treated like slaves.

    The colleges they attend make millions of dollars and these boys are left to fend to fit into a mold they can’t afford.

    Stealing is wrong, but they gotta help these kids. Like @disqus_wWEwvYzy2i:disqus just said, stealing is wrong, but they spend day and night at practice, playing games an conditioning. They have no time to work. Damn shame

  • Vonn

    Ppl want everything right now!! Don’t want to wait or work hard.

  • MookieFly

    Lmaooo I mean I gotta admit I’ve taken extra samples of the soup of the day from Whole Foods, but don’t be greedy lol

  • MookieFly

    Very true. Been babied since high school

  • NeverSurprised

    100% true. It is so obvious that our children are suffering both emotionally and financially by the absence of their fathers. I do not understand why people want to avoid acknowledging that a change in this area would drastically improve the lives of millions of black children. Why are we are more worried about “offending” absentee fathers than we are about helping innocent children.

  • We Can Do This

    His parents or guardians could’ve stepped in to help.

  • You Could Never

    The higher the level you are on, more time goes in. This youngster was recruited by many schools I read, so I know he is in the top 5% of football in his state.

  • Phillybruh

    From the grade school level too the high school level these athletes skate through school whether private or public. What they should do, but most don’t is when your handed a 200k education, get it. Graduate the NFL and NBA will be around when you get done.

  • You Could Never

    Not everyone has a Blind Side story. Everybody aint able.

  • We Can Do This

    And if this was his mentality he wasn’t going to make it anyways. It was just a matter of time. I’ve witnessed this to often.

  • You Could Never

    Some of these kids yes skate. But they are also out here trying to damn eat. Shit it was the summer time. No free school breakfast and lunch in the summer. IJS. Not making an excuse for him. He was wrong. But he was also wronged if he is a product of an adverse enviroment.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I agree. Especially since these colleges pay their coaching staffs million$ a year. With as much money as these guys make for these schools, if they even gave them like $400-500 a month, that would be good for them to have as pocket money, since they’re not able to work a regular job during those college years.

  • Cocoa Rose

    Yawn. That is why 75% of white Hollywood, many raise in two parent households are deviant liars and abusers…same with Congressmen.

  • Quitedeliteful

    OMG!!!!!!! What a dumb-dumb…. This guy seems to have had a bright future ahead of him and he lets his dumb-azz brother talk him into this mess!!! I feel for him and his family — instead of concentrating on football he will spend the next seven or more years concentrating on protecting his arse in the pen.

  • We Can Do This

    I know first hand.

  • Phillybruh

    His brother worked as a manager of the store they robbed, he was making more than enough to buy his brother some food, hell he could have hired him at the damn Wawa its nothing but kids working at that store.

  • You Could Never

    Charlie Sheen parents been married since 1961. BUT…here comes someone to tell you most likely we shouldnt be concerned about what THEY do. Worry about us. Watch and wait on it.

  • You Could Never

    Why do you keep saying the brother was making all of this money and had benefits? A Wawa shift manager makes $10.74 an hour. The LIVING wage (barebones min. to LIVE) in Philly is $11.70 an hour. FOR ONE ADULT. Just the brother.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Thanks!

  • Phillybruh

    That is more than enough to feed him and his brother, they both squandered their opportunities. That job comes with a 401k, health insurance and tuition reimbursement and yes the ability to get his brother a job at a Wawa around Penn state when he got to school.

  • You Could Never

    when he got to school.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    NEXT year? This boy was part of the 2018 recruiting class. He was most likely hungry that day if he is out robbing. 7/30. Not in 2018. hunger waits for nobody

    And you can MISS me with a WAWA shift manager paying enough to feed, clothe, and house someone off of $10.74 an hour. 401k is not FREE. You have to contribute to it. Benefits are not FREE you have to pay for them. Guess what those are called? Payroll DEDUCTIONS. Which means its even LESS money available. Like…. you know better than that. The living wage for an ADULT (the brother) and a dependent (the lil bro) is $23.64 in Philadelphia. I know Wawa is NOT paying THAT.

  • Phillybruh

    Then get a job, 17 yr olds do them everyday. Stop making excuses for why they did what they did.

  • klwbaby

    Unfortunately that’s against the rules of NCAA and if a school pays their athletes then they potentially will have to forfeit an entire season. Penn State is going to do everything by the book because of the Sandusky scandal.

  • You Could Never

    No excuse why he did what he did. ONE MORE TIME. NOT MANY STUDENT ATHLETES have jobs. You arent SLOW. You are not. I refuse to believe you dont understand the struggle. And if you dont Imma need you to report to your nearest hood to getcho self a lesson.

  • Phillybruh

    I understand the struggle, but we can’t keep enabling these young men, or they are going to continue to make these poor decisions when they don’t have too. This boy nor his brother had to, I know plenty of Student Athletes who work, my nephew plays high school basketball, manages good grades and works at a sneaker store and he makes more than enough to do what a 16 yr old needs to do.

  • Trey

    cry me a river…these kids get free EDUCATION….free food…free lodging….and all the other perks I wont name that come with being a student athlete….alot of them are just entitled and ignorant…hence the need to rob a store for no other reason than to buy Jordans and weed

  • i troll it like i see it

    Ah I get it ;-)

  • NeverSurprised

    First, I said for children of ANY color need fathers in their lives, and they do. I don’t give a damn about what is happening with white people, I care about the self destruction that is going on among black males.

    You can yawn about it all you want, but black boys are killing each other at a rate 15 times that of white boys. Homicide is NOT the #1 cause of death for any group of children in America EXCEPT black boys, not to mention all of the drug and gang activity. There is senseless criminality, as we see here, EVEN when hundreds of thousands of ars in a free education is handed to them.

    Intelligent and HONEST people know that the absence of positive male role models plays a major role in all of this behavior. What is gained by ignoring this fact?

  • Trey

    I bet there is some corny excuse that “he was hungry”

  • NeverSurprised

    Oh I agree. Hard work is always the first step to success. A father at home never guarantees anything, but a RESPONSIBLE, loving, hardworking father certainly helps.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yes, I know it’s against the rules right now, but that’s what I have a problem with. I think they should change the rules. Being a football player at some of these schools is practically a full time job in itself, but a lot of these dudes dont even have enough pocket money to buy Christmas gifts for their families. Ridiculous.

  • Mischelle

    He was hungry so instead of stealing or, better yet, ASKING somebody for some damn food this kid decided to rob the store of $13k??? Let’s not make excuses for him here.

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_
  • Phillybruh

    He robbed his brothers store of all the money that was in a safe only employees knew about.

  • Applebootay

    and not just xmas gifts, they are coming from an already undeserved, underprivileged population to begin with. I recently watched a movie/documentary where a kid same age stole a lot more because he was tired of seeing his family suffering…we don’t know what his circumstances were so I’ll reserve judgement.

  • Mischelle

    Exactly, I hate that we make excuses for poor behavior. He made his bed. I barely had enough money for college but I took my behind to class every day and made a way. If I had a free ride, I’d be an MD right now.

  • Oh Tommie

    Oh samples don’t count…some times you a few to get the real taste lol…same way you listen to a song or album a few times

  • klwbaby

    That’s an ongoing debate whether they should pay athletes. From my understanding, many feel like they shouldn’t be paid because they already get a free education and if the school games play on a major network, they have a better chance of being drafted. Also many feel if u pay one group of athletes, then u will have to pay all the athletes from the football team down to the swimming team.

  • Applebootay

    Doesn’t sound like excuses more than FACTS. FACTS are we don’t know the ENTIRE story, we don’t know who else was living off that $10.74 an hour, we DON’t know what home life is like….WE DON’t KNOW, so we shouldn’t judge.

  • You Could Never

    I SED he was WRONG as hell. I hate folks who steal. But I also recognize there are folks out there that are YES hungry enough to steal. I said what I said.

  • Oh Tommie

    Sure is…that’s why I don’t want any.

  • Phillybruh

    I remind my boys all the time of how fortunate they are.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Bloop , say that again.

  • 5000BlinK

    Its always a BUT. …..BUT what if I told you that the Mothers income is below 15,000 and so is the Fathers income…Lets say a 2 parent income home under 30,000 a year with 4 or 5 kids alllll Black. What would you tell me.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Thanks for feeding right into the stereotype…dumb arse

  • NeverSurprised

    And they have YOU, a black father, instilling life lessons in them. Invaluable!!

  • You Could Never

    I know plenty of Student Athletes who work,

    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    And I know plenty who due to PLAYING commitments…CANNOT. I am in an area where UNC, NC State, and Duke are 20 minutes apart from each other. All sports powerhouses. All with AT NEED student athletes.

  • Phillybruh

    I do know that boy was in one of the top football programs in the city. He didn’t get their by himself someone got him up and to practice and I’m certain that person would have fed him if he was that hungry.

  • NeverSurprised

    One of the reasons for the rampant criminal behavior among young black men is that they know someone will always make n excuse for them. Hell, look at Meek Mill. Even when poverty is not an excuse, still our people want to excuse their criminality.

  • 5000BlinK

    being hungry is not a corny excuse…….. its actually heart breaking and will make you do some strange things…things you thought you would neva do. Look at the real reason some many died in WW2… You eva had to cook dirt?

  • Lady_Elle

    This kid was in HS. For HS this is worse… they don’t necessarily get free food.
    If you are poor you may not play.
    It costs a lot to join the team.
    I am sure they funnel $$$ to these kids.
    At the end of the day… STEALING is STEALING!

  • Phillybruh

    His brother worked at a place that served food! They were greedy.

  • 5000BlinK

    When are people going to realize that Colleges are a Business.. Just like that kona store. When you walk in and buy something…you walk out with something..except with College its like the Casino business. You walk in with money to spend or HOPE that some thief has sold to you and you may walk away with something and you may not. Stop acting like College end all problems in life… It doesnt and for my folks with 5 Degrees making under 50,000 a year but owe 750,000 in student loans….. think about it

  • You Could Never

    How we know he was just hunger driven? Maybe there are OTHER sibs to do for. Maybe the parents are on drugs. Maybe it was an eviction at hand. Im like @Justlookn2:disqus said earlier. Some heartless ass folks in here. He stole. He should be punished by full extent of the damn law for it. But to say you should do better, get a job, do xyz when you dont know his LIFE circumstance on what had this child out here stealing…is messed up.

  • 5000BlinK

    Im sure they were…..but being hungry is real and of course some people take advantage of that but to say its an excuse….maybe not

  • justlooking

    Stealing is stealing and so is being poor and hungry.

  • Phillybruh

    If they aren’t married the mother could use 3 of the kids and get an access card that would get them up to 400 a month in stamps.

  • You Could Never

    Chile Im done here. Its like talking to a damn WALL Keesh. Like were did all these entitled damn black folk COME FROM ON HERE. NOBODY came from the projects? Nobody ever missed a meal or know MANY who HAVE? Ever? Know folks who have faced eviction? Never? Sandra I want the blue collar brought up folks back on here.

  • 5000BlinK

    im with you on this one….. You dont know what someone is going through… Maybe his family had to come up with some money to get him something for his Senior year that would only guarantee a spot at Penn State. YOU NEVA KNOW! nothing is free

  • justlooking

    Hands you some Kleenex and sand bags. So are entitled and ignorant and maybe this is case, hopefully he will learn his lesson and not punished like he killed 50 people.

  • Phillybruh

    I know people who faced all those things, but never robbed nobody.

  • You Could Never

    Good for you.

  • Phillybruh

    He’ll do 8-10 but his football career is over.

  • You Could Never

    Reason Im so damn adamant about this, is bc I know for a fact some of those guys who play basketball at Middle Tenn. on scholarship come from just awful circumstances. This could have been one of them.

  • Kayke

    White Hollywood hires people to raise their children, it’s basically like not being there.

  • Lady_Elle

    Poor and hungry can be a defense for taking food.
    This was an armed robbery.
    Things can go wrong quickly in an armed robbery!

  • MocaPretty

    Pay those college athletes since the school is making hella money off of them

  • 5000BlinK

    Good…. cause I know a lot of people that have taken some things and had to pay triple the price…. AND I know people that will rob you right now just because they feel like it… Its a difference. doesnt make it right in no way… but when Wealthy White people steal millions from people just to live a nice life…..nobody looks at it as the most vile thing eva. Millions from people that want to save money for retirement. but will focus on a black person stealing a loaf of bread.

  • Lady_Elle

    Do they have sentencing minimums in Philly?

  • NeverSurprised

    Yeah, $13k. I’m guessing they wanted to dine on gourmet meals for awhile.

  • 5000BlinK

    Speak! MTSU right up the street from me and its not a s expensive as Penn State….so what type of finanical issues you think his family have to face to accept a scholarship based off hios athletic ability. There is a cost to the family and when you real poor..like barely paying the 350 rent poor how you suppose to say he cant go because we dont have the application fee money or a way to take him to the College or anything. Its College and its illegal for them to get money on the side for sports

  • Phillybruh

    Yeah but they take a lot into consideration, the why, his priors and how much responsibility his brother is willing to take for this. The boy did the actual robbery, he had a gun which carries an automatic sentence. His lawyer hopefully will plead this out.

  • You Could Never

    Gimme the money comes with “gimme $25 so I can eat” requests? Or gimme that damn money and then count it afterwards and be like well damn. I made 13k. Open the safe comes with open it and give me enough to make rent requests? I feel folks are being unreasonable here. Yes he stole. Thats HIS life down the drain. Im more saddened that he had to resort to that for WHATEVER the reason. Not that he didnt have a dad at home. His brother should have fed him. Im sad bc what makes a 17 yo with a bright future, resort to this

  • 5000BlinK

    They cant….but a wealthy family can take them in and provide the basic essentials but I dont see any other way

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Hunger driven as in goals? or Hunger driven as in i need groceries

  • justlooking

    Yeap, they made a movie about it!

  • Applebootay

    If he were being “enabled” then he wouldn’t have a need to steal now would he? Doesn’t seem like you’ve lived long enough or seen enough struggle to know the difference.

  • Applebootay

    Not if he was stealing because of his parents or guardians….

  • Applebootay

    I totally get and understand you. People kill me when you hit them with facts. Facts aren’t condoning the crime, they’re just facts.

  • OP2

    Let’s not make excuses. The rules have changed. They now get a Stipend (to buy clothes where other kids have to take out loans). “They’re not paychecks, but major college athletes got extra scholarship stipends for first time this school year. The kids got paid, cash money, simply for being scholarship student-athletes. … The amount of the stipend varies by school, ranging from about $2,000 to $5,000 extra going to each full-scholarship athlete.”

    He hadn’t even started Penn State, yet. The robbery was committed before he even attended. Just admit that he is among those urban males who is another crime-rate statistics.

  • Applebootay

    FACTS

  • 5000BlinK

    AND I know people that do it personally.

  • Applebootay

    and puhlease don’t compare the black experience with the white experience…..

  • OP2

    Exactly! -not all athletes are criminals who are thieves. That is about being a flawed character. He wanted to commit crime for quick-$$$ to showboat or reflect a facade of hoodrich via flossing overpriced materialistic crap.

  • Applebootay

    FACTS

  • OP2

    The rules have recently change where athletes are now given Stipends from $2,000-$5,000 per year to buy clothing and shoes. That’s more some students used from taking out loans for their additional living expenses.

  • NeverSurprised

    He didn’t have to “resort” to anything. His brother knew how much cash would be on the premises and the two thieves hatched a plot to steal it. No more complicated than that. “Hunger” sure as hell had nothing to do with it. If they were in desperate need of a meal, the EMPLOYED brother could have asked his boss to float him $20 until payday.

    All of these excuses for criminality are the reason black males are comfortable turning their own neighborhoods into war zones. They know someone will always treat them like infants and make excuses for whatever they do.

  • OP2

    They give them Stipends now that is worth $2k-$5k per year which pays for clothing, etc.. -he hadn’t even made it college, yet.

    Therefore, can’t blame his mentality college. Blame the dysfunctional hood mentality that have those desiring to live beyond their means to reflect hoodrich. smh

  • OP2

    That’s what his $2k-$5k Stipend is for. -no worries. Now, he can have free breakfast & lunch year round via the prison. Stupid is as stupid does.

    Millions of impoverished college kids are out of school for the summer. However, they return home where they can eat and live and work a part-time summer job to save up for their next semester needs.

    Like most dysfunctional, misguide urban males, he wanted to live beyond his means and sport jewelry in his ears, chains around his neck with overpriced mall crap. –keeping it real!

    That kind of mentality lead them into becoming another Black negative statistic.

  • Karen Brady

    Wyclef said they used to eat red clay right off the ground back in Haiti :-(.

  • OP2

    Hungry that day?!! Millions of people have been hungry at some point for days, at that. -yet, they never went out and commit robbery.

    That’s what food pantries, public assistance or those food stamps are for doing the summer for young people like him.

    Choices. Greed took over and a criminal-mind was in the making.

  • OP2

    That was some plottin’ and plannin’…!! Where did that gun come from? Could he not have sold it to buy some food?? -the excuses do not add up. lol

  • Proud mommy

    Exactly and if he was so hungry he could have sold that gun he used for money

  • NeverSurprised

    May I answer? I would say adults are responsible for their own lives. Have the number of children you can afford to provide for. If you have more than that number, it isn’t anyone’s responsibility but your own.

    My son just graduated from college owing ZERO $$ in student loans because I wrote a check for his tuition, IN FULL, every semester. I was able to do that because I PLANNED my life — My education, my businesses, my investments. I then had the number of children to whom I could afford to give a prosperous life– ONE child. This is what other groups do, and it is what blacks can do.

    All of life is math. Have 5 children when you can only afford to raise 3, and you will have a problem.

  • NeverSurprised

    Thank you SO much for that info.

  • Mischelle

    Ok?! Like, come on. I ain’t about to rob no damn body but the gun would have made him some quick cash…you know, to buy food and such cause he was so famished. ?

  • free

    umm, he ain’t even in college and yall already making excuses for him. i mean could his brother not bring/steal food home from wawa? why you gon let your lil bro, who has a future, commit armed robbery? TWO DUMB@SSES!

  • Phillybruh

    We can afford to send two and that’s what we have.

  • Li

    This is happening more and more. These young (black) ballers (recruited) at colleges should be able to work and make money or a stipend from their baller skills. Let them sell their jerseys and get royalties. I feel sorry for these kids. They go to school on a scholarship, but it costs money for housing food entertainment. Mom & dad have to pay for that. I know, I have a niece in college on a scholarship and family is pitching him giving her additional funds.

  • OP2

    The rules have change to where they now get Stipends of $2k-$5 per year which is as much, if not more than, most full-time students working part-time per year.

  • OP2

    No excuses. The rest of us went through college without stealing and committing criminal acts. -that is about greed to feed a dysfunctional hood craving!

  • Crazy tee

    You big dummy

  • Trey

    They get a stipend…and can easily take loans like all the other kids that want to go to college and NOT work

  • Trey

    So what if they say ok…we will pay you…but you have to pay your own tuition?…..what then?….What kind of salary should they get?

  • PhillyFacts

    I thought this was local news wow; sad to say our city has so many unfortunate stories containing people of color making national headlines as of late. This story is identical to a basketball star from North Philly a few years back. I just don’t get it, it baffles me you have it all and throw it away for monetary gain. Pathetic

  • Trey

    How was the family suffering?…was the government keeping them down????

  • Soda
  • Blue

    $13 k from a convenience store is like the whole store, right?
    (Math–> hot cheetos + Arizona iced tea + ???)

  • Blue

    Hahahahhahaha

  • KLo
  • NeverSurprised

    Dont forget the free books and free meal plan.

  • NeverSurprised

    Apparently they now get a stipend of $2k to $5k. That should be more than enough for people who have no bills to pay.

  • Karen Brady

    LMAOOOOOOOOOOO.. thanks for the throwback

  • Karen Brady

    a few cartons of Newports and some BIC lighters.

  • ALLMINE?

    single queens.

  • ALLMINE?

    stop whining.. slaves? lmao. this ain’t africa..

  • ALLMINE?

    im sure his mom told him he was perfect.. he didn’t do anything wrong.. its wawas fault..

  • dontgetblocked

    Why do black men stay trying to rob stores? Armed robbery….what’s that 10 to 15 years. Another one bites the dust.

  • dontgetblocked

    There’s no excuse. I have several degrees and I worked my way through college and graduate school. I had no meal plan and had to take out loans. This kid had a full ride, meal plan and bright future. He let greed ruin it.

  • Look@m3

    In my fred sanford voice.

  • Phyllis

    ??

  • MRiGOThim

    This is ridiculous…

  • imright

    idiot

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Dumb dumb for 300 Alex

  • Neva RuthLess

    Because too many black men are impulsive, think the world owes them something, and just plain dumb.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Is that why white men commit mass terrorism? Because the world owes them something?

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    What convenience store had $13k in it? Think about it…

  • Solo

    Don’t make excuses for someone’s bad behavior. This young man pointed a gun at another human being. What if there was a struggle and a innocent bystander was injured or killed?

  • hottlanta

    Black men rob girls 13-17 years old of their childhood. Black men take stuff off shelves. White men take stuff outta bedrooms. First we got a married man running away if someone 15 and his azz was 51. Then we got a mofo 27 and the child is 17. Dayum shame white women don’t want their sorry azzes and folks trying to get us to crossover and date the lice infested thieves.

  • Maxima

    These black ballers betta learn it: if you are a discipline problem, the schools are gonna pass. Armed robbery, WTF????
    He can toss footballs in the state pen cause that is where he gonna be for at least 10 years.

  • Gotitbutsmh

    Lock him up and someone is cooking the books also. LOL

  • BeUtFullSoul

    Dumb, DUMB, DUUUUUUMMMMMBBBBB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! …Why Isheem??? WWWWWWWWHHHHHHYYYYY???!!!

  • CBIZZ

    Uhhhhhhhhhhh…the Wawa’s in Philly are busy around the clock. TBH, I am surprised there wasn’t MORE money in that safe.

  • justlooking

    Your opinion.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    that was from the SAFE. They don’t make constant deposits and they get a lot of money at Wawa

  • 5000BlinK

    This is the way things are suppose to go. Great Job! BUT what percentage of the population do you think can not do what you do or did? We can say o well… and feel we are not suppose to be affected by the people we live around but the truth is we are .

  • itsjismemelly

    wowoowwooowww this hurts my heart TWO SONS GONE

  • Daryl Campbell

    Was he on academic probation? What was his trigger?

  • don juan

    Dummy

  • Michael Washington

    He doesn’t want to go…only thing awaiting him in college is failure.

    ANd he knows it.

  • Mister Fantastic

    #CringeWorthy

  • guest

    SMDH so unfortunate!!! his worse decision ever!!!