Stinson allegedly approached his rock-salt victim in a pickup truck with another man. In a video of the incident released by police yesterday, a man cops say is Stinson repeatedly asks the victim how much he wants for his rock salt before pulling out what appears to be a black handgun and pointing it at the man.
About half an hour before that holdup, Stinson is also believed to have stuck up another man six blocks away, on Diamond Street near 22nd. Police said the victim in that case said Stinson pointed a handgun at him, said something he couldn't make out and then fled in a black truck.
In the rock salt robbery video, one of the robbers can be heard screaming at the unsuspecting victim who is salting his sidewalk: "How much is that salt?"
When the victim doesn't respond, the men point the gun at him and scream: "Put it in the truck! Put it in the truck! Hurry up! Hurry the f--- up!"
As the terrified victim grabs his bag of salt to walk it over to the car, half of it spills from an opening in the bag down to the sidewalk below.
The man police identified as Stinson and his cohort can be heard laughing uncontrollably in the background.
When he posted the video online, Stinson, who goes by "funniestnphilly" on Instagram, wrote: "Please don't try this it's very dangerous poor old head make him waste all that good salt."
Stinson surrendered to Central Detectives early yesterday and was charged with aggravated assault, robbery and related offenses. His co-conspirator had not been identified.
Police said the gun used in the incidents was determined to be a black pellet gun.
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