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Robber sentence upsets PFPD officer

Post Falls Police Capt. Greg McLean says the punishment of Samuel J. Davis doesn’t fit the crime.

Davis received 10 years probation and a $5,000 fine while the Check 'n Go female employee who was held up is still suffering from the effects of the March 17, 2015, encounter.

McLean called the sentence "disheartening."

"He was not on drugs, not intoxicated, and he made a conscious effort to walk into the business, point a gun at the face of a woman and rob her of the money," he said.

McLean said the woman quit her job and is still terrified.

"Even to this day, she has panic attacks on dark and gloomy days because that day was like that," McLean said. More here.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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