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Crime & Punishment: Dunkin' Donuts Employee Fights Off a Robber With a Pot of Coffee
Michael Moses Tarpeh allegedly went on a cross-country crime spree that included incidents of theft, sexual assault and attempted carjacking, many of them near college campuses where Tarpeh, 23, can blend in. Recently, he partied with some UConn students and stole credit cards from their apartment before heading to Ohio State University, reports UConn's Daily Campus. Tarpeh has garnered attention for chronicling his crimes on Twitter under the handle "Bigggggg Mike." (As for the name: "They wonder how a guy thats as big ass [sic] me can keep escaping," he tweeted. "One reason... Im A G! Yes WIth [sic] 6 of em.") In Ohio, he tweeted, "I'm robbing the McDonald's as we speak any osu students try a be my get away driver?" He managed to get reporters and even police to consistently use his alias (with all six g's) in bulletins about him. Bigggggg Mike was finally apprehended in Iowa after he allegedly pumped gas and drove off without paying.
By Nick Keppler
March 12, 2013