Cops: Long Beach Man Attempts Intoxicated Robbery

Man demanded cash and beer, fled after sales clerk shoved him, police reported.

McLaughlin was charged with third-degree robbery attempt. (Photo: NCPD)
McLaughlin was charged with third-degree robbery attempt. (Photo: NCPD)

A Long Beach man tried to rob an Island Park gas station while he was drunk, according to Nassau County Police.

Cops said Kyle McLaughlin, 27, of Long Beach, went to Petro Gas Station on Austin Boulevard, pulled up his shirt as though he had a weapon, and demanded cash and beer. The 33-year-old sales clerk pushed McLaughlin, who fell to the ground and quickly fled the store, police said.

McLaughlin was in an “intoxicated condition” at the time of the incident, which happened at 9:38 p.m. Sunday, detectives reported.

Responding officers found McLaughlin walking on Austin Boulevard and took him into custody. No one was injured.

McLaughlin was charged with third-degree robbery attempt. He will be arraigned Monday at First District Court in Hempstead.

Bob West February 24, 2014 at 01:33 PM
Oh jeez, I hope this story doesn't go in all the other Patches outside Long Beach. How embarrassing.
FedUpRealist February 24, 2014 at 02:38 PM
Hey Westy, it's not even Long Beach -it's Island Park
Bob West February 24, 2014 at 03:45 PM
GOOD! I'll go with that... Thanks!
Penquin February 24, 2014 at 05:28 PM
What a jerk. Give me your beer or your life.
FedUpRealist February 24, 2014 at 06:02 PM
Too bad the clerk wasn't armed with a LEGAL gun...Two taps to center mass and one to the head will make sure he doesn't VICTIMIZE someone else with less balls...Human excrement like this guy will eventually commit a violent battery (hopefully the victim will be a bleeding heart lib who hates guns and wants rights for prisoners)...
Tideline February 24, 2014 at 06:11 PM
The clerk would not be armed, since he would not be able to demonstrate to Nassau County PD sufficient " Good Cause " to obtain one of their Carry Permits. Thanks Ed Mangano.
Penquin February 24, 2014 at 06:43 PM
This crook is too stupid to successfully commit a violent battery. And you are right tideline - seems like only the criminals have guns.
Sam February 24, 2014 at 08:14 PM
Maybe he was trying to steal a razor for that horrible beard.
Tideline February 24, 2014 at 08:43 PM
Sam, if you had someone who looked like that attempting to hold you up and claiming that they were armed and you were not, it would not be the time for humor. Lets bear this in mind the next Hurricane that these are the types of predators who will be out robbing and looting and you can't call for Police....
Sal Anthony February 25, 2014 at 01:17 AM
What a loser!!!
Bob West February 25, 2014 at 02:53 AM
FREE KYLE! FREE KYLE! I just read he lives on Curley St. Thank goodness, this guy makes the West End look good for a change.
That RVC guy February 25, 2014 at 08:00 AM
I'm no bleeding heart by any means but....27 years old, looking and behaving like that...absent any prior drug/criminal history I'd say he is nothing more than a friggen drunk acting out of desperation. While he will have to deal with the result of his actions in Court, I hope this eejit uses this as an opportunity to clean himself up, he's got plenty of good years ahead of him if he does. If not, a long prison term a/o an early grave await him and I wouldnt shed a tear either way. His choice.
Brendan February 25, 2014 at 08:42 AM
What a dunce. Hope this screws up whatever already terrible life this idiot was piecing together. Now he can live with the consequences of being a drunken moron.
FedUpRealist February 25, 2014 at 09:19 AM
Too many scum bags in the world with no shortage of liberals to protect 'em...Too bad this guy wasn't shot dead
Eddie February 25, 2014 at 10:20 AM
Now liberals are to blame for everyones bad behavior. LMAO You are idiots.
FedUpRealist February 25, 2014 at 02:07 PM
Who is the first to defend these scumbags???...Who is the first to perform a study as to why these pieces of human excrement are criminals in the first place??? Who is the first to make sure these victims of society have cable tv in jail??...Who is the first to make sure they have 'religious meals' in jail???...And who is the first to say, "...not in my backyard' when they are let out????....The damn liberals -THAT"S WHO!!!!
BSM February 25, 2014 at 03:05 PM
Fed Up Realist, I suggest you move to Fl where your brand of ignorance fits in.
FedUpRealist February 25, 2014 at 03:18 PM
Typical liberal, BSM - silence your critics!!!...
knee jerk February 28, 2014 at 07:35 PM
Hey, BSM, don't send FedEx to Florida, I'm going down there for 2 weeks on vacation.
FedUpRealist March 04, 2014 at 09:14 AM
Hey Jerk...Can u and BSM answer the perplexing questions I posed or do you just wanna pull typical dumbercrat tactics and refuse to answer and instead demonize your opponent???...Are you even smart enough to answer ANY critical question of your inane policies???
Hamburger March 04, 2014 at 09:22 AM
Go away troll
FedUpRealist March 04, 2014 at 04:17 PM
Typical lib...Sorry I never picked you for my team in dodgeball, loser...Such a depressed childhood, hating the world, no popularity...It's OK, there are plenty of losers like you out there...Oh, how's that hope and change treatin' ya???
Sandy Shooz March 09, 2014 at 04:13 AM
Let he who is without sin.....
knee jerk March 12, 2014 at 09:02 AM
@FEDEX: After ten days to ponder your question, I believe I have the answer, and I'm good at "JEAPODY"::::::: Who was Thomas Jefferson?


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