Illegal Alien Robbed Man Who Hired Him To String-Up Christmas Lights

Illegal Alien Robbed Man Who Hired Him To String-Up Christmas Lights

CHANDLER, AZ (KPHO/KTVK) – A man is accused of robbing a Chandler homeowner who hired him to put up Christmas lights.

Officers responded to a home near Warner and Dobson roads on Dec. 5 after a neighbor heard a commotion and called police.

Officers detained both men until they could determine what had occurred.

According to the police report, the homeowner hired Jose Tavison-Ruiz after seeing him and other day laborers at Baseline Road and Priest Drive.

The victim told police that when they got inside his home, Tavison-Ruiz pointed a black pistol at him and threatened to shoot him.

Tavison-Ruiz, 42, reportedly made the victim lie on the floor and then took his money, cellphone and car keys, according to the police report.

During a search of the home, officers found what appeared to be a black pistol inside a plastic bin containing Christmas decorations. Police said the pistol turned out to be an airsoft gun, but the victim thought it was a real gun and was in fear for his life.

Tavison-Ruiz is facing charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault and kidnapping.

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