When running up on someone to commit a robbery it’s important to size
up the competition. Michael Maxwell mistakenly assumed that he would
be able to rob a residence and get away scott free–he was wrong. Terribly
Maxwell, 19, and his 17-year-old companion were both arrested early Wed-
nesday (May 15) for allegedly breaking into a house in Palm Beach, Fla.
According to police, he and at least three others rolled up to the home in
a gold 2004 Chevrolet Malibu. After storming the residence, the would-
be robbers ran into a little trouble since the home was actually occupied
by people ready to kick some a**, rather than be victimized.
The teen was punched, kicked, and shot with a stun gun.
He was taken to Brevard County Jail Complex on a single home invasion
charge, but not before being admitted to the hospital to recieve treatment
for his injuries. What’s worse is that Maxwell had to take his mug shot with
a badly beaten swolen face (which will hopefully serve as a reminder not
to break the law, or enroll in some karate classes).
It is unclear if the residence knew Maxwell and the other suspected robbers.
Maxwell, who works as a tattoo artist, was held on $51,000 bond. Author-
ities are still investigating the robbery and encourage anyone with inform-
ation to call 321-952-3456.