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Two-time Streetsboro robber gets probation

By DAVE O'BRIEN Staff Writer Published: July 14, 2017 4:00 AM
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A former Kent woman who stole a Streetsboro restaurant worker's pants right off her body during a bizarre robbery in February has been sentenced to four years probation.

Portage County Common Pleas Court Judge Laurie Pittman this week sentenced Kristeen L. Pascoe, 50, now of Akron, to the term under community control. Included in Pittman's sentence were the requirements Pascoe continue mental health counseling, take all prescribed medications, pay $50 restitution to the victim whose pants she stole and pay total of $356 in fines and court costs, according to court records.

By pleading guilty in April to two counts of robbery, both third-degree felonies, Pascoe also admitted she threatened to shoot a hotel clerk on the night of Feb. 12 if he did not give her the keys to his car.

Pittman also banned Pascoe from the Holiday Inn Express at 9459 S.R. 14 and the Steak 'n Shake restaurant at 9545 S.R. 14, where she committed the crimes. The Portage County Public Defender's Office said in court that Pascoe has mental health issues.

Streetsboro police said Pascoe entered the Holiday Inn late at 5:30 a.m. Feb. 12, asked a desk clerk about a room, then threatened to shoot him if he didn't give her his car. No weapon was shown, and the clerk refused.

Officers responded, but Pascoe was gone by the time they arrived. Only 21 minutes later, officers again responded to a reported robbery at the Steak 'n Shake. There, Pascoe hit a female employee with a large metal pan lid, then ordered her to take off her pants.

Pascoe took off her own pants, put on the worker's pants and fled out the back door of the restaurant. There, a Streetsboro police officer tackled and arrested her after she pretended to point a nonexistent gun at him, Police Chief Darin Powers said.


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