Man Wearing Giant Football Mask Admits To Armed Robbery Of Ponca City Convenience Store


A man who wore a giant football mask on his head during an armed robbery of a Ponca City convenience store in December fessed up to the crime after he was caught at a storage unit complex Tuesday.

According to the City of Ponca City, Ponca City Police Department patrol officers responded to a storage unit complex Tuesday in the 900 Block of North Union.

When they arrived, they located a male and a female inside the facility.

The male hid from officers upon their arrival and the female was uncooperative. Officers eventually located a male subject inside one of the storage units and arrested 25-year-old Jerid Dustin Smith for multiple warrants and obstructing an officer.

Smith was transported to the Ponca City Police Department where he was booked into jail.

Smith was being sought for questioning in reference to an armed robbery which occurred at 501 W. Highland on Dec. 4. PCPD detectives conducted an interview with Smith on Wednesday and Smith confessed to being responsible for the robbery and wearing a football mask during the robbery.

Smith told investigators he committed the robbery so he and his girlfriend could afford to pay for their storage shed, in the 900 block of North Union. Smith has been charged with Obstructing an Officer, Bringing Contraband into a Jail, and First Degree Robbery in addition to his warrants.