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Convicted Florida felon found guilty of robbing man at gunpoint in Taco Bell

Convicted Florida felon robs man at gun in Taco Bell
Posted at 8:00 PM, Sep 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-27 16:54:53-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A convicted Florida felon who was arrested after he was accused of robbing a victim at gunpoint for his gold watch back in May has been found guilty. 

Carlos Kenon, 23, was found guilty at trial of armed robbery with a firearm. His sentencing has been set for Oct. 1.


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A convicted Florida felon was arrested after he was accused of robbing a victim at gunpoint for his gold watch. 

Carlos Kenon, 23, was arrested on May 4 by the Tallahassee Police Department. 

On May 4 around 11:21 p.m., TPD responded to Taco Bell on West Tennessee Street in reference to a robbery. 

When officers arrived, they made contact with the victim who said he had been robbed at gunpoint by Kenon.  

The victim told officers that he and three of his friends had gone into Taco Bell and bought some food. 

The victim informed officers while waiting for their food, Kenon asked the victim's girlfriend what he was "smoking."  

She told Kenon it was an e-cigarette, and he then began a conversation with the victim. 

Kenon mentioned to the victim that he had "just gotten out of prison," and then specifically asked the victim about his watch, wanting to "see it."  

Unsure of what Kenon was asking, the victim told him it "wasn't an expensive watch" and that he could get one online. 

The victim said Kenon asked again to see his watch and when he declined, Kenon lifted his shirt revealing a "small compact black pistol, possibly a Taurus" in his pocket. 

The police report states, Kenon lifted the gun out of his pocket to "about the trigger" and again asked the victim to "see" his watch. 

The victim told Kenon, "so it's going to be like that" and Kenon responded "yep," keeping his shirt raised with the gun half pulled out from his pocket. 

The victim told officers he gave the watch to Kenon, who said he was "going to keep it."   

When the victim and his friends made it outside of the store, he saw Kenon get into a "white Charger."

Unsure if Kenon was going to follow them, the victim advised they "drive away fast" and call law enforcement.   

According to the police report, officers then saw a white Charger at Whataburger on West Tennessee Street and was able to pin the car in the parking lot, conducting a felony stop.  

Officers placed Kenon in handcuffs and asked him where the watch was. Officers searched his pockets twice but were unable to find the watch. 

They then asked Kenon to finally give up the watch.

According to the police report, he reached into the back of his boxers and pulled out the watch. 

Kenon was unable to explain to officers why he had the watch hidden in his boxers. 

He also maintained his story to officers that he bought the watch from the victim without conflict.  

Officers searched the car and found a loaded firearm under the driver seat of the vehicle.   

Based on the evidence, Kenon was arrested and charged with robbery with a firearm and possession of a weapon or ammo by a convicted Florida felon. 

His bond is set at $50,000. 

Kenon, who is on Florida inmate supervised release status/violent felony of special concern status, was found guilty in May 2012 of armed robbery, kidnapping to facilitating a felony with a firearm, and resisting officer without violence in Gadsden County,. 

Kenon was also found as a delinquent for possession of a firearm on school property in Gadsden County back in Feb. 2010.