Osceola deputies seek man accused of trying to rob Bright House Networks worker

Cops: Worker approached at gunpoint while making cable repair


OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – Osceola County deputies are searching for a gunman who they said tried to rob a Bright House Networks employee while repairing a cable outage.

Deputies said they were called Wednesday to the 7-Eleven on North Orange Blossom Trail in Kissimmee by the victim, who said he was repairing an outage off Old Dixie Highway near Home Street when a man approached him.

The man demanded money at gunpoint, but heard a loud noise and fled the area, according to deputies.

"Why would you want to rob a cable guy? It's not like he has a cash drawer on him," said neighbor James Rowe.

"I hear some steps and when I look back, this dude was walking towards me," said the alleged victim to the 911 dispatcher. "He said, 'Give me your money,' and I was like, 'What?'"

"Just looking for trouble, thought he had something, an easy score," said another neighbor, Timothy Swider.

Authorities searched for the gunman but were not able to find him.

The culprit was described by deputies as a white man in his late 20s who is 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, weighing 160 pounds with short brown hair, no facial hair and no visible tattoos. Deputies said the man was wearing a red/maroon shirt and dark-colored jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Osceola County Sheriff's Office at 407-348-2222 or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.