CBS- Patrick Mahomes II, the No. 1 draft pick for the Kansas City Chiefs, and three others were reportedly robbed at gunpoint in Smith County on May 12.
According to a press release from the Smith County Sheriff's Office, deputies were sent to a residence on Mansion Creek Circle around 9:15 p.m. in reference to an aggravated robbery.
The victims reported they were approached by two suspects while exiting a vehicle at the residence. One of the suspects "was seen gesturing as if he had a handgun in his waistband."
The suspects demanded property from the four victims before fleeing in a vehicle. No one was injured during the robbery.
After getting vehicle and suspect descriptions, deputies were able to quickly find the vehicle, conduct a traffic stop near County Road 273, and arrest the two suspects inside, identified as 34-year-old Michael Blake Pinkerton and 58-year-old Billy Ray Johnson. Both were transported to the Smith County Jail.
Obviously Pat Mahomes' physical and emotional well being is paramount right now, so the question I am about to ask probably isn't the most important one that arises when you hear that a soon-to-be NFL quarterback was robbed at gunpoint, but - in my opinion - it is the most intriguing. So, without further ado, do we think that this theft was premeditated and aimed at a specific target? Like, did these dudes hunt down the Chiefs' successor under center because they figured he would be a profitable take, or were they just moseying around developments looking to stick up anyone that picked a bad time and place to put it in park? From the looks of these guys they don't appear to have the capability to put an outfit together...
....never mind a calculated, criminal plan of attack, so it's likely the latter. However, if it's the former then they are even dumber than your average culprit of armed robbery. It's safe to say that it's never a good idea to try hold up a professional athlete under the threat of potentially fatal violence, but - from a return on vandalism standpoint - it's a decidedly worse idea when the professional athlete in question hasn't even signed his rookie contract yet. I want to give these larcenists the benefit of the doubt in assuming they didn't knowingly try to extort an NFL player before he even had the opportunity to drop some NFL money on some egregiously indulgent jewelry. Unfortunately, I can't do so without considering the possibility that middle aged men in Texas are roaming through neighborhoods pointing guns at random, innocent people in their own damn driveways, and that's not a reality I want to live in.