MACON, Georgia — A heartless thief was sentenced to 15 years for a robbery spree in which he told a woman shopping for a baby shower cake to “spare me the sob story” when she begged him to let her keep some cash to buy it.
Prosecutors say Antonio Dewayne Ivey Sr., 33, whipped out a gun as he walked up to Laquesta Mitchell in a Walmart parking lot in Macon, Georgia last July and demanded cash.
Mitchell offered to hand over her bank cards, but Ivey insisted she give up her cash, prosecutors said.
“She told him that the money he was taking was for her daughter’s cake,” prosecutor Nancy Scott Malcor said at Ivey’s sentencing, according to the Macon Telegraph. “The defendant said, ‘Spare me the sob story.’ “
Authorities said Ivey, who was hunting for cash to fuel his cocaine habit, then went on to steal another woman’s purse in a parking lot of a Kroger. He then stuck up the Advance Auto Parts store.
In court on Monday, Ivey apologized to the victims and said the gun he used was a pellet pistol. He pleaded guilty to the three robberies and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.