Rep. Mike Kernell Robbed at Gunpoint

State Rep. Mike Kernell was robbed late last week by a man who took even his pants, reports the Commercial Appeal.
At about 1:30 in the morning on Friday, Kernell said, his cell phone was acting up, so he walked outside his Sherwood Forest house and sat in his car to finish the call.
Suddenly, a man ran up.
“I didn’t know what it was, so I tried to drive away. The guy had opened the door and said, ‘I’ve got a gun,'” said Kernell, D-Memphis. “At first, I didn’t know who it was. As soon as he said gun, well, bullets go faster than cars. I gave up. He pulled me out of the car, pushed me in the yard.”
At that point, Kernell thinks the bad guy was trying to get away as fast as he could. So the thug took Kernell’s phone, his wallet and his pants. Not just any pants, either: they’re handmade dress slacks, since Kernell said he’s hard to fit.
“They stole my pants. I’m standing there in the dark, I lost my glasses, and I don’t have my pants on,” said Kernell, who believes police are making progress in the case.

Note: This replaces and expands earlier post.

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