Police: Two Robberies by One Man in Lackawanna County

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SCRANTON -- Anthony Brown is accused of robbing The Red Carpet Inn on Franklin Avenue in Scranton and a Price Chopper in Taylor on the same night.

“I could feel my heart beating in my ears like I was shaking, and I felt like I couldn't breathe, because if I did, he would shoot me,” stated Megan Cramer, who was at Price Chopper the night of the robbery.

Cramer was picking up juice when she says Brown pointed a gun at a cashier.

According to police, it was a pellet gun.

Cramer was on the phone with a friend, who was able to contact police.

“When I was on the ground, I was, like, 'Is this real life?' Like, I had to pinch myself almost. I was dreaming about it last night. I am still shaking,” Cramer continued.

Officers from all over responded to the Price Chopper.

Police say Brown did not get any money, but drove off.

Police chased Brown. Then, officers say, Brown ditched the car.

They caught him about a mile from the grocery store.

“What was going through my head was that I was going to die. I thought me and my fiancé were going to die, and I thought this is how it goes,” said another Price Chopper shopper who was there the night of the robbery.

Kasey Schraner was at the store with her younger sister buying ingredients for their father’s birthday cake. Brown thought Schraner was on her phone, put the gun to her head, and asked for her wallet.

“It was just unreal. Handed him the wallet, he took the cash out, and threw the rest of the wallet,” stated Schraner.

Schraner says she had to be strong for her sister.

“She was upset and I kept telling her, ‘I was not going to let anything happen to you.’ But, it was just unreal,” Schraner continued.


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  • Franko

    What a scum bag, I was there and in my car when this went down and the cops showed up. And I bet he’ll get a lawyer that will make him plead not guilty… BTW, he didn’t ditch the car elsewhere, the cops told him several times to get on the ground and he wouldn’t comply, got in his car and threw it in reverse and raced in reverse throw the lot, hit the area with the trees and ran away from the car to the weeds that lead towards the projects.

  • potsmoker

    Police said no money was taken , Yet the customer said she was robbed of cash ? I take this as three crimes now as there are three intended acts of robbery, but cops know everything I guess?

  • The Grazing Goat

    You can have Price Chopper but you leave my Red Carpet out of this. I have a feeling Crazy Joe is not happy with this.

  • wwjd

    Such a happy Sunday for the racists here — you finally get to vent your bile again! The daily parade of Caucasian rapists, murderers and child molesters on these pages is never a reflection of their race in your minds. However *any* crime by any person of color emboldens your misplaced indignation. I hope you have a nice time in church today…


      We will say a prayer while taking a knee, hoping that you acknowledge your children and maybe get a job

    • wwjd

      Hmm. Seems like only yesterday I read about some white guy taking pot shots at a crowd in Las Vegas killing 60 and forever changing the lives of hundreds. But he’s just a good ‘ol boy so no harm done and, of course, no reflection on the Caucasian race. But every crime a black man done is proof to your of your racist bile. Trash is trash no matter the color.

    • Mike Hunt

      Another entitlement mentality, unrefined and lowlife negro breaching society’s said laws in the wake of a multitude of this entity’s socialist benefits, including but not limited to: welfare, food stamps, section 8 housing, cash assistance, affirmative action and civil service job placement bonus points, collectively.Possessing and yielding total, along with utter disregard for life, limb and applicable property for said person’s carnal addictions and filthy habits. Which, now, will be fiscally superseded by taxpayers’ capital to continue to pamper this detriment to society via free penal housing, three square meals daily, free medical, free dental, free eduMICation and free legal counsel, without reciprocating responsibilty and accountability for this liability’s premeditated, along with malice transgressions towards our capitalistic society.

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