Miramar Woman Adds Explosive Twist to Publix Robbery
When it comes to crime, some people rob and steal. While others choose the explosive route. Take the recent crime in Miramar, where a woman decided robbing a Publix was not thrilling enough. She wanted to go out with a bang… Maybe a boom.
According to NBC Miami, it all went down at the Publix on Miramar Parkway. Rebeca Navarro Rodriguez, came in, not for groceries, but for a bit of mischief like a comic book villain. Armed with nothing but a note and stupidity. She hands over a piece of paper to an unsuspecting Publix employee. What’s on the note, you ask? Oh, just a friendly request for cash, or else she’d turn the supermarket into a grand explosion.
Now, I’m no expert in negotiation tactics, but threatening to blow up a place for a quick buck seems a little extreme. But hey, different times for different crimes, right?
Our Florida woman did not stick around for the grand finale though. She made a swift exit, leaving the Publix staff in a state of shock. Thankfully, a quick-thinking employee managed to grab the getaway vehicle’s tag number. Nice thinking while under pressure!
Miramar’s finest wasted no time in tracking down the car. They pulled off a cinematic traffic stop and took Rodriguez into custody. The charge? Robbery by sudden snatching. I bet she didn‘t see that plot twist coming.
So, here’s a tip for aspiring criminals: if you’re going to go down the path of robbing a supermarket, maybe leave the explosive threats to the comic book villains. After all, life is not a Batman cartoon, and Miramar Police are definitely not playing games.
All 40 Miami Publix Locations Ranked From First To Worst
I woke up this morning to see Publix was trending. “Now what?” was the first thing that came to mind. But, as it turns out, it wasn’t a bad thing. Lionel Messi just moved to Miami and he was shopping at a Publix, picking up family size boxes of cereal among other things. I couldn’t tell which Miami Publix he was at. But a few people recognized him.
Lionel Messi is really out here shopping at a Publix 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/HaTeYL7vDn— USMNT Only (@usmntonly) July 14, 2023
If Messi truly wants to embrace the Florida culture, he needs to pick up Pub Subs for the family. He’ll learn. But that got me thinking. How does someone new to Miami know which Publix to go to? We Floridians know that all Publix are not created equal. Some Miami Publix are much better than others. Sometimes it’s their location. Some stores rank lower because they could really use a remodel. Or, it could be the staff that alters their rank. Whatever you want to point at, it’s a simple fact. It’s not uncommon to go to a Publix that’s further away than your closest Publix because you like that store better.
The Miami Publix Stores Ranked
With the help of Google reviews we’ve come up with a way to rank the stores here in Miami. I counted 40, I’m sure someone will let me know if I missed one. Also, if you recognize which store Messi was at, let me know.
Floridians are passionate about Publix, and even if you say you never shop there, you have. We all have. Where else are you going to get a chicken tender sub buffalo style shaken? In the picture above, you can see in Messi’s cart that he has family size boxes of cereal. Are they BOGO this week? We’ll need to teach him about that, too. So from best to worst, here’s how the Miami stores ranked.