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Authorities say Pasco man robbed teen, politely

NEW PORT RICHEY — Reports show Scott Ingalls committed armed robbery with the utmost courtesy.

First, he knocked on the door at 6943 San Jose Loop on Sunday and asked the 19-year-old man inside if he needed yard work done, a Pasco Sheriff's report states.

When the teen declined, Ingalls, 27, grabbed the door and forced his way into the home then shut the door behind him.

"I don't want to let your dog out," Ingalls told the teen, according to the report.

He brandished a pair of scissors and told the teen to "get some money," the report states, but repeated "I'm really sorry I'm doing this."

The 19-year-old returned with $100 cash and gave it to Ingalls who told him, "Don't call the police. Stay in your room."

Before Ingalls left, he asked if the teen wanted him to lock the front door.

Deputies later tracked Ingalls at his home at 8547 Westend Ave where, the report states, he tried to run again, but deputies caught him. He said he stole the money to buy drugs.

"I (messed) up," he told deputies, "and tell him I'm sorry."

Ingalls was booked in the Land O'Lakes jail on charges of armed robbery and resisting arrest. He remained there Monday in lieu of $150,150 bail.

Authorities say Pasco man robbed teen, politely 08/19/13 [Last modified: Monday, August 19, 2013 5:29pm]

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