A trip to a Pompano Beach ATM ended with a man taking a bullet to his face and losing the money he had just withdrawn.
It happened about 5:19 a.m. Saturday when Quinton Bodiaz Johnson, 28, approached Dennis Charles Moton, 67, and demanded money, according to a Broward Sheriff’s Office arrest report.
Moton had just withdrawn $500 from an ATM at the Bank of America at 21 S.W. 26th Ave. and was about to ride his bicycle to the neighboring McDonald’s for breakfast when Johnson pointed a gun at Moton’s face, the report said.
“Do you want to die today?” Johnson asked. “If you don’t wanna die, then gimme the money.”
Moton told WSVN-Ch.7 he refused to hand over the cash.
“‘I’m not giving you my money, my hard-earned money,’ so he said, ‘Give it up,’ again,” Moton said. “I had the money in my hand, but I wouldn’t turn the money loose, so that’s when he fired the shot.”
Johnson pulled the trigger, but the 22-caliber handgun misfired. He pulled the trigger a second time and the gunshot hit Moton in the left cheek, investigators said.
Surveillance video showed Johnson overpowering the wounded man and taking his money, wallet and bicycle.
Investigators circulated a picture of the incident to news organizations and subsequent information led detectives to Johnson.
Moton picked Johnson out of a photographic lineup and identified him as the gunman who robbed and shot him, investigators said.
“Whatever he gets, he deserves it because he was trying to take my life away,” Moton said. “I wouldn’t want this to happen to anybody else, you know, so I just hope and pray that, you know, that God is on my side.”
Johnson was arrested Monday outside a Pompano Beach convenience store on multiple charges including attempted murder.
He is being held without bond in the Broward County Jail.