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A 19-year-old Florida man created a fake online advertisement selling two jet skis and then attempted to rob the victims who were interested in buying them.

Sumter County deputies arrested Terrance Terrell Jones, Jr. for robbery with a firearm, aggravated assault with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Investigators said Jones did not know the victims were off-duty deputies with the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office. According to a sheriff’s office report, “the victims found the listing for the jet skis through an online application which was identified as being OfferUp.”

The victims agreed to buy the jet skis for $10,000 and met the suspect at a private home. One victim knocked on the door to the home, but there was no answer. The other deputy inspected the jet skis in the front yard of the home. Investigators said Jones approached the victims from the side of the home and was brandishing a firearm. The victims said they feared for their lives, according to a report.

According to a sheriff’s office report, the victims told the suspect they were law enforcement, but Jones refused to drop his firearm. Jones fired his weapon at the deputies and they returned fire. The suspect was hit in the leg and has minor injuries.

“They came out, pointed a gun at us. At that point, I drew my firearm and the shooting began,” said one of the victims to a dispatcher during a 911 call. Jones ran away from the home, but law enforcement who responded to the scene located him. The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a second suspect.

The homeowner told investigators he never intended to sell the jet skis and he knew nothing about the online advertisement. Investigators believe Jones created the fake advertisement with the intent to commit armed robbery. Jones has two previous felony convictions in Florida for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and robbery. He was on felony probation. He remains in the Sumter County jail.

Source: WFTS

Sean Roberts was conceived in the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky by two passionate, panel aligning, third shifters who had grown bored with the same ole same ole. Upon birth, he was placed in the trunk of a new Stingray and sent off to find his destiny. That destiny included several stints on radio stations across the United States. Some played punk country gospel, while others focused on Croatian death metal played backwards. After many years and many adventures, Sean wound up on The Shark, where he does shots of tequila while playing the most badass tunes ever created by humankind. He remains humble, however, never forgetting about the lean years...the street corners and dark alleys where he played songs on his car stereo for food and sex. He's on top and he's never gonna stop LIVING THE DREAM!