DUMBEST CRIMINAL FILE: Robber who called victim and asked for a date gets 20 years

Jermaine Daniel Parks

Jermaine Daniel Parks

In what can only be described as not too bright, the man who called his victim asking for a date after stealing her car and forcing her to withdraw money from several ATMs has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the crimes. 

U.S. District Judge R. David Proctor sentenced JERMAINE DANIEL PARKS, 32, on three carjacking counts, one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and one count of using a firearm in furtherance of a violent crime. Parks pleaded guilty to the charges in March. Parks’ previous felony conviction was for an unrelated robbery. He was convicted in Jefferson County Circuit Court.

On April 9, 2015, according to court records, Parks brandished a firearm and forcefully took a 2005 Nissan Altima from an individual in eastern Birmingham. Later the same day, he also brandished a firearm and forcefully took a 2008 Saturn Vue from a second individual in eastern Birmingham. On April 18, Parks brandished a gun, forcefully took a 2010 Nissan Rogue from a woman in Birmingham’s Avondale neighborhood and forced her to visit several ATMS and withdraw cash.

Several days after releasing the victim from Avondale, Parks telephoned her and asked for a date, according to court records. Police were able to track his phone number and identify Parks through Facebook.

The FBI investigated the case, which Assistant U.S. Attorney John B. Felton prosecuted.

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