Tennessee EMT arrested for allegedly pulling gun on teen pranksters

On Behalf of | Oct 10, 2019 | Criminal Defense

If you find yourself suddenly confronting a dire medical situation in your Memphis home, it is likely that an EMT (emergency medical technician) will be summoned to help you get to a hospital and the care you need. EMTs are trained to remain calm in medical emergencies in homes, on the streets and in motor vehicle crashes.

A recent news report indicates that one of Tennessee’s EMTs might have lost his cool, however, after teens pulled a door-knocking prank at his home. Forty-three-year-old Jimmy Robinson, Jr. was arrested after he reportedly pursued the pranksters and pulled a gun on them. He has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault, law enforcement officials said.

Robinson’s story generated some nationwide attention because he was at one time a linebacker who played briefly for the Buffalo Bills. According to Fox News, he spent the 2001 season with the Bills, but never played in a game.

He joined the Nashville Fire Department as an EMT in December of last year.

Multiple news reports indicated that the teens were knocking on doors in Robinson’s Mt. Juliet neighborhood and then running away. He allegedly pursued the teenagers, found them, and then pulled a gun on them, ordering a pair of teens to get out of the vehicle they were in.

One teen was later charged with trespassing on Robinson’s property. A 20-year-old with the group was cited for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Those who face similar charges can defend their freedom, reputation and career with the help of an experienced Memphis criminal defense attorney.