Greg Stanton, CD9 candidate and former Phoenix mayor, was robbed on Saturday night by a hatchet-wielding man, according to Phoenix Police. Stanton, who nearly gutted the Phoenix Police Department while serving as mayor, was approached by the suspect outside of a restaurant in a once safe neighborhood.
Stanton was approached by the suspect at about 8:40 p.m. while walking to his vehicle.
According to the Phoenix Police Department, officers responded to an emergency call of an armed robbery at 1221 West Camelback Road. Stanton told officers that he had exited the listed address after eating when he observed a male subject approach him. The suspect demanded money from him and tried to steer him to a nearby parking lot.
Stanton said he noticed the suspect was holding a hatchet in his hand and realized he was being robbed. Stanton threw his wallet at the suspect and fled back into the restaurant. The suspect fled north into the neighborhood and was not located.
While experts say that Stanton did exactly what he should have done when he threw the wallet at the suspect, his anti-police policies have led to increased dangers across Phoenix.
In contrast, Stanton’s CD9 opponent, Dr. Steve Ferrara, released an ad last week that has been named the “bad ass” ad of the season. Ferrara served in Operation Desert Storm and later became the Navy’s Chief Medical Officer.
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— James T Harris (@JamesTHarris) October 14, 2018