Thursday, October 1, 2009

Deputies: Man robbed his own grandma at gunpoint for $350

Now this guy really has a lot of class, what a dickhead.

08:31 AM CDT on Thursday, October 1, 2009

By Marvin Hurst / KENS 5

SAN ANTONIO -- Keith Grunewald has been accused of robbing his own grandmother with a shotgun, deputies say

According to an arrest warrant, the 33-year-old used the weapon to force the elderly woman to write him a $350 check last week. But the check did not turn into cash as he anticipated. Instead, it landed him behind bars on an aggravated robbery charge.

The warrant said Grunewald wanted money from his 77-year-old grandmother. He reportedly urged her to write him a check. The arrest document said when she refused, her grandson became irate.

According to Bexar County Sheriff's deputies, he continued to demand the check. Investigators said he went to his bedroom in the home he shares with the victim in the 8200 block of Gardner and got a shotgun.

Deputies said Grunewald snatched up the telephone so the elderly woman could not call for help. In addition, they said he even pushed her to prevent his grandmother from yelling to a neighbor out their backdoor. The warrant alleges the victim feared for her safety, so she wrote the check.

Investigators said Grunewald could not cash the check at a local business because it was a personal check. The warrant claimed the business tried to stall the armed robbery suspect until the sheriff's office arrived. But the Bexar County man returned home where he saw the authorities. Deputies said he abandoned his grandmother's vehicle, ran into a wooded area, and discarded the shotgun.

He eluded deputies until Wednesday, when he was finally arrested. Grunewald, who reportedly has a criminal history, is being held on a $50,000 bond.

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