A Chinese dinner will cost significantly more than its $28 price for a Creve Coeur man, who chose robbery over payment.
Antonio Geiler, 23, will serve two years of probation and about a month in jail, the remainder of the 180-day term he received Monday with his guilty plea to aggravated robbery.
Geiler covered his face with a ski mask, confronted a restaurant delivery man with a BB gun and told him, “Give me the food and I won’t shoot you,” when the man arrived outside a home in the 300 block of Riverview Drive in Creve Coeur last Nov. 15, according to court records.
Despite the mask, he quickly became a suspect in the robbery. The restaurant’s manager told police he’d had past problems with a man who lives on the block, and Geiler does live there, the records stated.
The delivery driver found a young woman waiting on the front porch when he arrived at a home several doors away from Geiler’s residence. As he approached, Geiler emerged from behind a bush and issued his demand, the records stated. While the driver didn’t say whether he saw a gun, the girlfriend later told police Geiler was carrying one.
About a month later, when a police officer found Geiler and the girl at a gas station, the girl acknowledged the two had committed the robbery, the records stated. The girl, a minor, was processed through juvenile court.
Geiler, who had no prior felony record, was given credit for the 63 days he spent in custody on bond after his arrest. With day-for-day credit as part of his sentence, he’ll serve 29 days when he begins his jail term on Sept. 1.
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