Fans who attend Clippers games live at Staples Center risk subjecting themselves to a number of indignities, but let’s talk about the ancillary benefits for a second — namely that if you’re ever implicated in a felony, you have a convenient alibi:
Aaron Burris, 24, of Huntington Beach was arrested April 10 on suspicion of robbing J&B Market at gunpoint and spent 5 nights in the Orange County Jail. He posted bail at $50,000 and was put on leave from his job at Big O Tires in Cypress after the arrest.
The J&B Market clerk was robbed by two men demanding cash from the register. Police believed Burris was the one who pointed the gun at the clerk while the second robber, who still remains at large, emptied the cash register. J&B Market is less then half a mile from where Burris works.
Cypress police said several witnesses called claiming Burris was the robber, one even saying it was him 110 percent. Burris said the witnesses were angry relatives who were upset over a child-custody dispute he was involved in.
According to surveillance video and cell phone pictures is [sic] was later known that Burris was actually at a Los Angeles Clippers’ basketball game during the time of the robbery, said Cypress police officials.
Brooke Bennett, Burris’ fiancé [sic], told police they were in a luxury box at the game and provided them with the cell phone photos and Staples Center ticket stubs. A time stamp on one of the photos was of the exact time of the store robbery, according to police records.
Detectives are suggesting that prosecutors drop charges against Aaron Burris officially by the next court date hearing May 8.