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Man Robs Two, Steals Car in Dunegant Park

The man drove into a squad car while trying to evade officers, police said.

A man robbed two people at gunpoint Friday in Florissant’s Dunegant Park, 1930 Derhake Road, police said.

Florissant Police said Quan Rhodes, 20, approached two people in the park, pulled a handgun and demanded cell phones, cash and anything valuable they had. He took a woman’s keys and stole her red, 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier, police said.

Officers spotted the stolen car and pursued it, attempting to stop it. Rhodes struck a patrol car during the pursuit.

Rhodes was charged Friday with first-degree robbery and armed criminal action.

Rhodes is being held in St. Louis County jail. Bail was set at $100,000.

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sharon Schiller November 16, 2012 at 02:23 PM
Goodness you can't go to a Florissant park without the fear of being robbed. Bill McClellan is right we need a police czar to get control of the situation.
E. Holloway November 16, 2012 at 07:10 PM
Can you go anywhere today without the fear of being robbed, or worse yet, killed? It's doubtful a police czar would ever make any difference. Could it be that it's time for honest, law abiding citizens to take control of their own safety?
Glenn Pfershy November 16, 2012 at 08:15 PM
Get use to it,ghetto thugs are here to stay. I'll be joining the "Great White Flight" soon
Faye Mason November 16, 2012 at 09:02 PM
@Glenn why are you calling him a ghetto thug, why he just can't be a damn thug. Not everyone who lives in the ghetto are thugs and hoodlums. Some of us are law abiding citizens just like you, as far as you leaving with the flight of white citizens Bon Voyage with your racist self and good riddance.
Tami J November 17, 2012 at 03:20 PM
Amen to that Faye, as if that would make it better. As a white woman I am so glad I don't know you Glenn.
lemeretoles November 18, 2012 at 12:46 AM
He isn't a thugg or any of dat he is my cousin he is a good person at heart he is just going through a lot right yes what he did is wrong an I'm not justifying it but what y'all are saying bout him is false espically knowing that y'all don't even know him or anything about him expect for dis
Marie m November 18, 2012 at 02:08 AM
Dunegan park needs police patrol. People have been getting robbed there for several years...
Byron Carter November 18, 2012 at 07:18 PM
Free my Nigga Quan Goon FUCK THE LAWS
Faye Mason November 19, 2012 at 03:49 PM
@lemeretoles ok you sa he's a good person, fine. But when people see his face in the paper or on this site saying he robbed someone and he had a gun what do you expect them to say, i mean come on he's not the only one going through some hard times. Hell i am too, but not once have i thought about getting a gun and going out to commit a robbery.
Resha December 04, 2012 at 11:46 AM
Quan is a great person in a bad situation he is,thr kindest person ever I know it sounds craxy but he is. I love him and hope god stays by his side. Love Resha
Johnny Pajamas January 03, 2013 at 04:59 PM
Seriously...Give me a break. I'm so sick of blindness in the name of political correctness. Go through these robberies and tell me what the obvious denominator is with the perpetrators of these crimes. Go get a copy of the St. Louis Whirl and tell me what you see. What is the common denominator with violent criminals in the St. Louis area? You'll lie to yourself until it happens to you or your daughters gang raped and robbed in a park. It will get worse. Because of people like Faye and Tami who act like this is a normal societal problem not tied to any particular element.
Missy Famous January 22, 2013 at 03:36 AM
My brother Quan is a good person deep down inside. Its never an excuse to do wut he did. He's young n done the most stupidest thing that has him in a terrible situation where he is. We lost our mom n he didn't know how to react to a the fact that our mother isn't with us any more. So no one needs to down talk a young man. The only thing u can do is Pray. Anyone could go through the same situation as me and my family. QUAN is a smart most kind hearted person who will give his shirt off his back to anyone. Like I said he lost the closest person to him n hung around no good people who drew him into the mess he's in. We pray to God above that he's learning his lesson n will reach out to those who is going in the direction he went n over coming it, never looking back
John February 14, 2013 at 05:00 PM
So by that logic when my mother passed l should have felt an urge to stick a gun in someone's face and rob them. Now it makes perfect sense. What about the victims of this piece of crap? What about their "rough times ahead". I will pray for them. I will also pray for a long jail sentence for your brother so he will not do this again when he loses another member in your family.
Marcel Marcel February 14, 2013 at 11:40 PM
Wow you all sound like idiots. That young man is going to get what he deserves. Jail and somebody robbing his anal cavity. Next the guy with great white flight. When you get where you are going its still going to be some blacks around there just how it is. Let's just hope you don't mind your grandchildren half black. Next ladies ah yeah that's some ghetto stuff going on there in that area. I took my children and ran right to the white side..opps I meant right side. See denial is the first part then anger as so forth and so on!!! Meaning get it together ya town is messed up because of the black youth. No home training they will receive butt hole training. Thanks have a great day!
william wilson March 19, 2013 at 10:16 PM
Marcel marcel you a bitch! Free quan if they would give the "black youth" jobs people wouldn't be out here trying to rob people.
Walter Wilson April 17, 2013 at 10:21 PM
there is no need to be robbing people.
Walter Wilson April 17, 2013 at 10:27 PM
florissant is one of the safest areas in st.louis county,3 cheers for the police.,and the police chief.

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